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The US Secretary of State is due to visit Uruguay and Peru next week

Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for the United States. EFE / EPA / YONHAP

Undersecretary of State for the United States Wendy Sherman travels to Uruguay and Peru next week. There he will give a continuation of Anthony Blingen’s tour of Colombia and Ecuador in Latin America.

Sherman Louis Lacall will meet with government officials in Montevideo from November 7 to 9. Continued efforts to promote democratic governance and human rights in the region.

They will also address They will discuss economic, security and anti-drug cooperation between the United States and Uruguay, as well as environmental and climate protection issues.

He will also meet the Deputy Secretary Business leaders representing renewable energy To promote clean energy cooperation.

File photo of the President of Uruguay, Luis Lacal Poe (EFE / Raúl Martínez)
File photo of the President of Uruguay, Luis Lacal Poe (EFE / Raúl Martínez)

After leaving Montevideo, an official from the US Department of State will be inside November 9 to 11 in Lima, He will hold high-level meetings to discuss shared priorities between Peru and the United States, including bilateral opportunities for democratic governance, trade and investment, the promotion and protection of human rights, and the processes of order and human migration.

The COVID-19 epidemic and its consequences, along with the climate crisis, will be part of the visit’s agenda. Also, when you are in Lima, the The Deputy Secretary will meet with representatives of tribal communities and members of civil society.

Sherman’s trip to Latin America is read as a continuation of his trip in October Anthony Blink To Ecuador and Colombia.

During his stay in Bogot, the US diplomat held a meeting with a dozen foreign ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean. There, the secretary proposed “Strengthen border surveillance by requiring visas and meticulously restricting entry of undocumented immigrants”. He also called for “improving asylum practices” and “creating additional security options” for travelers from the human trafficking mafia.

Colombian President Evan Duke Marquez and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken at a press conference after their meeting (EuropaPress)
Colombian President Evan Duke Marquez and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken at a press conference after their meeting (EuropaPress)

What else, Blingen sent Colombia a message of cooperation from the White House to “work for democracy” for the benefit of citizens., There is a risk of populism and dictatorship in the region.

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During his visit to Quito, he expressed the will of the government Joe Biden of the Militarization Coalition in Latin America acknowledges that the United States is “more” focused on security in Latin America than on providing any other assistance.

The new head of American diplomacy for Latin America

In September, and after a half-year delay, The The Senate has completed a confirmation hearing for the top U.S. diplomat responsible for relations with Latin America and the Caribbean. Brian Nichols has been the first African-American in this role for more than four decades.

Democratic Senator Bob Menendez And then highlighted it Nichols’ role was significant at this time due to the great instability prevailing in various parts of the region.. As a Cuban-American, Menendez talked about this The current crisis in Cuba, Stable Instability in Nicaragua And this Institutional insecurity in Haiti After the assassination of the President and the earthquake.

Brian A.  Nichols Record File Photo (EFE / File)
Brian A. Nichols Recorded File Photo (EFE / File)

“With a Extensive experience in the United StatesAmbassador Brian Nichols, a professional foreign service officer, will effectively advance the national interests of the United States, “Menendez told his Senate colleagues.

Nichols began his career in diplomatic service 1989 in Peru, Where he learned to speak Spanish fluently. In the middle He was a political official in 1991 and 1993 in El Salvador. He served for three years, in the late 1990s and early 2000s Deputy Political Adviser in Mexico. That was until 2007 and 2010 Vice President of the US Embassy in Colombia, And in between He returned as ambassador to Peru in 2014 and 2017.

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