Latin America Loses Faith in Obama
4:18 PM, Apr 12, 2012 • By PATRICK CHRISTY
Ahead of the president’s trip to the Summit of the Americas this weekend, Gallup reports that Latin America is losing faith in President Obama. Specifically, the Gallup shows that only 24 percent of respondents in Latin American countries now believe Obama will strengthen ties between Latin America and the U.S.—in 2009, by contrast, that number was 43 percent.
“Gallup studies suggest that people in many Latin American countries do not believe Obama has strengthened the mutually beneficial relationships he pledged to pursue at the 2009 Summit of the Americas,” the report reads. “Obama will need to convince a highly skeptical audience that the U.S. is serious about its key commitments to Latin America.”