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What does Hillary stand for?
The region will start to put pragmatism ahead of ideology in dealing with the United States
LATIN AMERICA can be tricky ground for leaders of the United States. In 1958 Richard Nixon, then the vice-president, survived an attack on his car by enraged students in Caracas. Ronald Reagan was widely mocked after he confused Brazil with Bolivia during a speech in Brasília. At a Summit of the Americas in Argentina in 2005 George W. Bush was greeted by a mass rally organised by the host, Néstor Kirchner, at which his country’s plan for a Free Trade Area of the Americas was denounced by Venezuela’s leader, Hugo Chávez. Four years later, at a similar summit in Trinidad, Chávez presented Barack Obama with an anti-imperialist tract.
Mr Obama’s staff doubtless thought that their boss would be greeted as a hero at the latest summit in Panama, to be held on April 10th and 11th. At …