Obama’s Rhetoric, Latin America’s Resonance

If Obama’s campaign rhetoric (and presumed goals) as president are resonating with Latin American countries and leaders, that’s a good sign. The seal of approval from a region that is generally seeing improved social conditions for many of its citizens and creating economic stability suggests that his vision of development, and not Romney’s goal of more benefits for the wealthy, is the one that will lead to greater economic and social benefits for more people in the United States. Of course, Latin American leaders’ support is one thing; we’ll see if the American electorate shares these same understandings of historical precedent and vision…

About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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