Tillerson to Visit Mexico on June 20th

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    Secretary of State Tillerson To Travel to Mexico

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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Cancun, Mexico, June 19-20 to lead the U.S. delegation to the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Western Hemisphere’s preeminent multilateral organization. The Secretary will meet and consult with regional counterparts on issues of shared interest.

    The U.S. delegation will include Francisco Palmieri, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Kevin K. Sullivan, Interim U.S. Permanent Representative to the OAS.

    Follow Secretary Tillerson’s travel via @StateDept on Twitter and visit the State Department’s Flickr account for the latest trip photos. Stay connected at https://blogs.state.gov/engage and keep track of all of the Secretary’s travels at https://www.state.gov/secretary/2017travel/index.htm.

    https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/06/271946.htm
     
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    Besides a wall that Congress wont fund - in their last spending bill they even put language in specifically stated to not appropriate any funds for the wall's construction - what's the road map for US-Central and South American relations? This is where the US needs to be focusing. Focus on infrastructure, focus on education, focus on security, and economics and relations as its literally your backyard. Mexico is one of the US' largest trading partners, Brazil is an important player and with China creeping into Argentina and setting its eyes on Brazil, the US risks losing out.

    I've never understood why the US put so much emphasis on Europe or East Asia, and even development in Central Asia as if any of their efforts could or would combat Russian and Chinese influence, when their own backyard, South and Central America is largely being neglected by US leaders.

    So what's this administration's road map for US ties with Central and South America? Does it support closer defence relations? Law enforcement and security? Does it plan to fund education or infrastructure programs? Or is its road map as it appears to be, superfluous, shallow and antagonistic?

    Forget Europe for a minute. We're big boys and girls who can handle our own affairs and if you let us, who knows, we might even start spending more on collective defence, You've got buddies and adversaries in your own stretch of the woods that need some attention and good will.
     
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