Audacity yes, leadership… umm no.
From Luis Fleischman:
During the Summit as well as during personal meetings, the White House seemed to have missed an opportunity to develop good partnerships and to clearly identify potential friends from those who are not. What is worse the United States did not bring any item to the agenda that was really important, like the crisis of democracy in the region. Instead, it granted Chavez and the ALBA a victory, and failed to strengthen actual friends such as Colombia or engage new friends like Brazil. A real missed opportunity.
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