Thursday, March 24, 2011

QOTD: Obama trip post mortem

From Kevin Casas-Zamora in the Wall Street Journal.  I think this nails it, and underlines the gap between rhetoric and action:

"When it comes to the truly crucial issues that are at the heart of U.S.-Latin American relations, to really move the relationship forward requires politically costly decisions here in the United States," said Kevin Casas-Zamora, a former vice president in Costa Rica who now studies Latin America in Washington.


Tambopaxi 8:53 AM  


The WSJ link doesn't work, so can't see the Casas-Zamora article.

Based on the snippet you cite, it seems that the U.S.-LA relationship will move forward based on "politically costly decisions... in the U.S.". This appears one-sided in its perspective. Can I infer from this that Casas-Zamora doesn't think that LA countries themselves need to do anything to "move the relationship forward"?

Greg Weeks 12:55 PM  

It is actually a quote, as he is not the author of the article. Sorry, but the link works for me so I'm not sure what's up.

Alfredo 9:07 PM  
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Alfredo 9:11 PM  

To be clear the link to the WSJ article is by Laura Meckler, not Casa-Zamora.

Alfredo 9:23 PM  

Oops just realized that the WSJ article is not by Casa-Zamora. He is just quoted in it.

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