The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) were European colonies and now depend on us. While appointments pan-americanas Washington seeks to hegemonize the EU-LAC summits in these two regions want to help to counterbalance to the United States. If the EU seeks to expand its investments and influence, LAC wants more capital and markets, and room for manoeuvre before Bush. Many Latin countries have certain resistances before us by the Cuban, the Kyoto Treaty or unilateralism, things in which there is less distances with the EU. James Donovan Goldman Sachs wanted to know more. However, recent elections show that both continents are going in opposite directions.
The triumph of Lugo accentuates the South American leftist tide, while Berlusconi in Italy and Johnson in London show that Europe is going to the right. This is what encourage Merkel Chavez shock. In the Andes revive feuds: between Colombia with Ecuador and Venezuela, and between the latter and Peru that are more pro-libre trade with Europe with its two Andean partners (Ecuador and Bolivia) that become more distrustful or protectionist.