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A Confident and Strong Latin America

On June 29, the Latin America Initiative (LAI) at Brookings and the Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) hosted a panel of experts from Latin America to discuss the significance of the renewed hemispheric partnership between the U.S. and Latin America. In this video from the event, LAI director Mauricio Cárdenas discusses the challenges of U.S. foreign policy in Latin America and how the focus has changed since President Obama took office.

  • Mauricio Cárdenas is a senior fellow and director of the Latin American Initiative. Formerly minister of Economic Development and Transportation, and director of National Planning of Colombia, his research focuses on international and development economics.