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AQ Podcast: What Biden 2.0 Would Mean for Latin America Policy

A review of Biden's policies towards the region and what might change if he is reelected in November
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In an attempt to gauge what another Joe Biden or Donald Trump administration would mean for policy toward Latin America, the AQ Podcast is bringing in people with intimate knowledge of both camps. In this episode, Ricardo Zúniga, a major figure on Latin America policy under the Barack Obama and Biden administrations, reviews the major events on the past fours years and looks ahead to what could change if Biden is reelected in November. He discusses overarching policy strategies towards the region, how the U.S. has addressed China’s growing presence there, migration and trade, as well as the specific dynamics of the relationships with Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Cuba and Argentina.

Correction: In a previous version of this episode, the podcast host said that Joe Biden had not visited Latin America since he became president. In fact, Biden travelled to Mexico in 2023.

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Ricardo Zúniga is a former State Department official, a a senior advisor at the U.S. Institute of Peace and a founding partner of strategic advisory firm Dinamica Americas


Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly

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AQ Podcast: The White House’s Juan Gonzalez on the Venezuela-U.S. Deal

Did Biden’s Latin America Summit Offer Too Little, Too Late? by Fernanda Magnotta

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