Friendshoring will strengthen U.S. Latin America relation. Interview with the Wilson Center’s new director of the Latin American Program.

Benjamin Gedan has worked at the Wilson Center’s headquarters, at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., for quite some time now. Before being appointed as director of the Latin American Program, he was the Program’s deputy director, and the director of the Argentina Project. From his office, flanked by U.S. government offices, NGOs, and economic development experts, he has a privileged vantage point on Latin America. A widespread perception, Gedan said, is that Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have been harmed by many adverse global circumstances. One of them is being caught in the middle of the conflicts and tensions that entangle China, Russia and the United States. Another is the return to autocracy, which is part of a […]

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