Former Colombian President Ivan Duque calls for US to take more proactive role in Latin America
The former Colombian President Ivan Duque has called on the United States to take a more proactive role in Latin America. In a speech at Georgetown University he said, “The U.S. should be engaged proactively in Latin America, not passively or reactively but as a leader.” He highlighted the importance of the U.S.’s role in the region, saying that without it, the Latin American countries would suffer from the ramifications of the pandemic for much longer. He noted that the U.S. should show its commitment to the region by providing financial and technical assistance to support the economic recovery. He also noted that the U.S. should support infrastructure and development projects that could increase the living standards of citizens. Finally, he noted that the American government should support the concept of a “Marshall Plan” in Latin America in order to spur economic recovery in the region.