Латинская Америка на распутье

В прошлом году в Латинской Америке был засвидетельствован решающий поворот. Похоже, что сегодня все больше стран в регионе настроены преследовать свои собственные интересы независимо от того, чего желают Соединенные Штаты.

Избрание Хосе Мигеля Инсульсы Генеральным секретарем Организации американских государств, который победил кандидата, поддержанного администрацией Буша, решительным образом продемонстрировало снижение континентального лидерства Америки. США не только потеряли контроль над ОАГ, которая большей частью служит американским интересам, но и так и не смогли убедить Саммит Америк, проходивший в 2005 году в аргентинском городе Мар дель Плата, единодушно принять декларацию, поддерживающую экономические и политические позиции США в регионе. Эта неудача кажется еще более удивительной, если принять во внимание тот факт, что саммит был организован с целью защитить и продвинуть позицию США.

Попытки администрации Буша наказать правительство Венесуэлы в 2005 году также терпели неудачу. Президенту Бушу просто не удалось убедить правительства других государств в необходимости политики изоляции, которую он намеревался применить против администрации Президента Хьюго Чавеса. Тщетными так же оказались усилия Америки заручится региональной поддержкой ее политики прямого вмешательства во внутреннюю вражду в Колумбии.

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