Quote of the Day: Obama Sends Wrong Message to Latin America

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Like many U.S. liberals, President Obama sees Latin America and the Caribbean as a bundle of grievances against an imperious superpower. Rather than offering straight talk on Venezuela's lawlessness and corruption, Obama pretends not to notice the country's descent into chaos. Rather than engage Brazil and Mexico on transparency and private-sector growth, he leaves them to fend for themselves. Rather than help Central Americans maximize the benefits of free trade, he watches them retreat to cronyism and dysfunction. Rather than defend the rights of Cubans, he caves to Castro. 
-- Amb. Roger Noriega, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, Real Clear World, 4/9/15