Between June 6 and 10) began Phone Number List with doubts about the participation of several heads of state, significant absences and exclusions . Along with the situation, there are deeper reasons for the climate of apathy that prevails in the conclave. A comparison between the two Summits of the Americas hosted by the United States can give us a better idea of how much the world, Washington, and Latin America have changed. The First Summit of Phone Number List the Americas in 1994, held in Miami during the Bill Clinton administration, had a unique setting. The United States in particular and the West in general were the winners of the Cold War. Washington was Phone Number List primus inter it had a remarkable opportunity to shape what was by then - and for lack of a better name - called the Post-Cold War.
The Soviet Union had imploded and Phone Number List Russia was a shrinking power with a huge nuclear arsenal but a shattered material base and greatly diminished power projection. China was, in those years, a rising country, but it had not yet become a great regional power or a superpower with global reach. And Europe chose to enlarge Phone Number List the European Union instead of deepening its unifying experience. Latin America was leaving behind the coups d'état and the democratic transition was consolidating in a gradual but promising way. The world proclaimed the "peace Phone Number List dividends" once the confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union ended.
Washington seemed to pay Phone Number List some attention to Latin America and the region shared a certain homogeneity with governments more inclined to seek close relations with the White House . It can be said - of course, with some exaggeration - that there was a relative community of interests and values in the inter-American system. That first continental Phone Number List date must also be located in the grand strategy of Washington in that historical context. The grand strategy, called " Engagement plus Enlargement ," was that the United States would not fall Phone Number List back as it had done after World War I and that it had the will, the ability, and the.