The United States and Latin American after November 6

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL

If ever uniform, the countries of Latin America can no longer be seen as a whole. A reelected Barack Obama or a newly inaugurated Mitt Romney would face a complex region beyond the hot topics of drugs and migration or Free Trade Agreements. Brazil is a leader among emergent economies. The PRI will once again rule Mexico. Andean democracies continue to face a diversity of challenges. Venezuela, in particular, may be approaching a crossroads. Colombia has launched a peace process in the hope of bringing the decades-long violence to an end. Chile faces demands from below to redress long-standing socioeconomic inequalities. Central America is riven by entrenched poverty and drug-related violence. Cuba continues as a political and economic outlier. What are the expectations for a second Obama administration or a Romney first term?