, Volume 67, Number 2

Laurence Allan and Guy Edwards
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Laurence Allan is an independent Latin America-Caribbean analyst and Associate Fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, London, and Guy Edwards is a Research Fellow at Brown University and edits the blog InterCambio Climatico

American President Barack Obama is gearing up to visit Brazil, Chile and El Salvador, to forge new alliances in the region based on the use of smart power and multilateral engagement, appropriate to the 21st century. Meanwhile, Britain appears to be dusting off the policy relics of the 19th century.

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