Latin America’s move in recent decades to greater levels of democracy and economic development are undermined by weak institutions, corruption, and the lure of populism. While it is a zone of peace with no international hostilities or significant internal insurrections at this time, the nations of the region must deal with complicated futures, which can impact the United States. Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela all face potential profound change. In this video, Jeffrey Davidow, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Venezuela, and Zambia, discusses how even though America’s historic role of interventionism has long passed, the opportunities and challenges of the region present serious issues for U.S. involvement.
This lecture was sponsored in part by the Friends of the Institute.