June 5, 2018
In April, during the Summit of the Americas in Peru, US Vice President Mike Pence made a show of the United States' commitment to open trade with Latin America. In meetings with four leaders in the region — Mauricio Macri from Argentina, Sebastián Piñera from Chile, Juan Manuel Santos from Colombia and Martín Vizcarra from Peru — Pence possibly tried to walk back some of the bellicose trade rhetoric from President Donald Trump.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the only other Cabinet member to att
As the United States imposes tariffs on steel imports, Latin America downplays the threat of a trade war but looks to reinforce commercial ties with other countries. By Lucien Chauvin, Amy Guthrie, Thierry Ogier and Mat Youkee