Friday, July 19, 2024

Obama's Latin American Policy

Obama’s stance on Nafta and the Colombia free trade agreement may win him votes in certain areas, but could affect his success in key Latino states such as Florida…

There is a fierce behind-the-scenes battle for influence over presumptive Democratic candidate Barack Obama’s Hispanic and Latin American agenda, and some Democratic strategists say that its outcome could determine the result of the November elections.

Obama’s stands against NAFTA and the free-trade deal with Colombia have been applauded in some Midwestern industrialized states that have lost factories to Mexico, but are supported by Florida’s business community and many of the state’s Hispanics.

Similarly, Obama’s support for farm subsidies has been welcomed in U.S. farm states but is decried as unfair by virtually all Latin American countries and many U.S. Latino.

Read More:Sacramento Bee