With two months to go before the US elections, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party have begun to lay out what their domestic and foreign policies would look like should they take control of the White House. For those, though, who had hoped that Republicans had thought seriously about Latin America since they last occupied the White House, there's very little to suggest that a Republican administration led by President Romney will improve the United States' relationship with Latin America from where it stands today.
It should have been posted last week but there were news stories in other parts of the world that bumped it. Given all the bad press that Romney has received in the last week, I kind of feel bad for having the op-ed up right now. It feels like I'm just piling on.
It's not as if Obama has excelled in his handling of US-Latin American affairs. However, it's tough to envision a Romney presidency making more progress on immigration, trade, and security than a second Obama administration.