On the one hand, the high level of fragmentation, to C Level Contact List the point that it has become unlikely to converge on vital issues for the region. This makes the region an increasingly less important player on the world stage. On the other hand, and beyond the governments in power in one or another country -and very especially in South America-, there are C Level Contact List no administrations that seek to reduce or reverse the ties, particularly economic, with China, which implies that there is no domestic actors willing to veto the relationship with Beijing that worries C Level Contact List Washington so much. In turn, the IX Summit in Los Angeles is part of the great strategy of the United States after the attacks of
September 11, 2001, which seeks primacy : Washington C Level Contact List does not accept or tolerate the existence of a power of same size. Under George W. Bush that primacy was aggressive, under Barack Obama it was recalibrated and under Donald Trump it was C Level Contact List obfuscated; with Joe Biden we are witnessing a deteriorating primacy, both for internal and external reasons. The IX Summit reflects this new condition of the grand strategyof Washington. The United States today is experiencing open bipartisan disagreement on foreign policy, has fewer resources in C Level Contact List terms of private investment and official development assistance to ensure its influence in Latin America, and faces a
China that has not promoted an alternative ideology C Level Contact List so far, but has of material resources (investments, trade, aid) to support and increase its projection in the region. In that frame of reference,it is important to note the contrasts between the 1994 and C Level Contact List 2002 summits. Regarding the present meeting in Los Angeles, consultations with the countries of the region were almost non-existent, while the capacity of Latin America to propose a C Level Contact List shared agenda for Washington is null. Of course, the decision to exclude Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela was unilateral.