Expectations build for V Summit of the Americas

   There are high expectations for the upcoming Summit of the Americas. It will be President Obama’s first opportunity to dialogue with Latin American and Caribbean Presidents. Many hold out hope for a new direction for United States policies towards our neighbors in the hemisphere.    We continue to look for signs as to what the administration has in mind. At an event last week in Washington, Jeffrey Davidow, the Coordinator of the Summit for the Obama Administration offered a few clues. Davidow said that the U.S. would “focus more on dialogue and collaboration, be pragmatic, and look for concrete results, social inclusion and look to reduce extreme poverty.” It is not clear yet how these words will translate into actions and if they will mean new policy directions.  read more