Emphasizing greater trade with Latin America as a campaign issue is a safe choice for Romney. Most other policy issues which he could have addressed – Cuba, Venezuela, Hezbollah and Iran, the 2009 Honduran coup, immigration, drug and weapons trafficking, decriminalization, cartel and gang violence – have their detractors at home and abroad. However, it is much more difficult to criticize increasing trade between the U.S. and Latin America.
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