Latin America and the Caribbean: U.S. Policy and Key Issues for Congress in 2012

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This report provides an overview of U.S. policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, including the Obama Administration's priorities for U.S. policy and a brief comparison of policies under the Obama and Bush Administrations. It then examines congressional interest in Latin America, first providing an overview, and then looking at selected countries and regional issues and identifying key policy issues facing Congress in 2012. The final section of the report analyzes several key events in the region in 2012: the Pope's trip to Cuba in March, the sixth Summit of the Americas in April, Mexico's elections in July, and Venezuela's ... continued below

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Sullivan, Mark P.; Beittel, June S.; Leland, Anne; Meyer, Peter J.; Seelke, Clare Ribando & Taft-Morales, Maureen August 28, 2012.

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This report provides an overview of U.S. policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, including the Obama Administration's priorities for U.S. policy and a brief comparison of policies under the Obama and Bush Administrations. It then examines congressional interest in Latin America, first providing an overview, and then looking at selected countries and regional issues and identifying key policy issues facing Congress in 2012. The final section of the report analyzes several key events in the region in 2012: the Pope's trip to Cuba in March, the sixth Summit of the Americas in April, Mexico's elections in July, and Venezuela's upcoming elections in October.

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Sullivan, Mark P.; Beittel, June S.; Leland, Anne; Meyer, Peter J.; Seelke, Clare Ribando & Taft-Morales, Maureen. Latin America and the Caribbean: U.S. Policy and Key Issues for Congress in 2012, report, August 28, 2012; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463056/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.