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La política exterior y la campaña presidencial de los Estados Unidos

NUEVA YORK – Es imposible saber a quién elegirán los americanos para que sea su próximo presidente, pero lo que es seguro es que esa elección tendrá consecuencias profundas, buenas o malas, para el mundo entero.

Más que ninguna otra cosa, eso refleja la realidad continua del poder americano. También refleja la certeza casi total de que el próximo presidente heredará un mundo presa de una considerable agitación. Lo que decida hacer y cómo decida hacerlo importará mucho a la población del mundo entero.

Ahora bien, resulta difícil saber qué papel desempeñará la política exterior a la hora de determinar quién será el próximo ocupante del Despacho Oval. Aún faltan 17 meses para las elecciones de 2016. Hasta entonces, muchas cosas pueden ocurrir y ocurrirán.

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