BOGOTA, Colombia — Foreign Minister Antony Blinken to South America as part of an effort to engage some of the continent’s new leftist leaders, who are shaking up traditional alliances at a time when China is increasingly self-sufficient. himself as an alternative to Washington.
Mr. Blinken made his first stop in the Colombian capital on Monday and met the newly elected President Gustavo Petroa former guerrilla who has pledged to end the war on drugs and redesign other hallmarks of his country’s close relationship with the United States. Blinken is also scheduled to visit Chile and Peru later this week, where some miners halted investments after leftist politicians won power in elections last year.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-administration-works-to-woo-latin-american-leftist-leaders-11664839856 Biden Administration Works to Woo Latin American Leftist Leaders