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El problema Trump en América Latina

SANTIAGO – El presidente electo Donald Trump triunfó despertando lo peor en el electorado estadounidense. ¿Acarreará ahora su gobierno lo peor para los latinoamericanos, tanto en términos económicos como políticos?

Las primeras señales son solo de mal agüero. Ningún líder yanqui ha tratado tan mal a los países del sur de la frontera estadounidense y a sus ciudadanos desde la época de la diplomacia de la cañonera, hace un siglo atrás. De manera infame, Trump ha calificado a los inmigrantes mexicanos de violadores y asesinos. Y aunque los guatemaltecos, ecuatorianos y colombianos no han sido mencionados de modo explícito, no se sienten especialmente tranquilos. 

Tras el anunciado fin de la participación estadounidense en el Acuerdo de Asociación Transpacífico (ATPP), compuesto por 12 países, cabe preguntarse si Trump cumplirá su promesa de renegociar las reglas que rigen la zona de libre comercio de América del Norte, o incluso marginarse enteramente del NAFTA. Los acuerdos de libre comercio con América Central, Colombia, Chile y Perú también podrían correr peligro.

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