Tim Kaine: Boon for Latin America Policy?

Following up on my informal thoughts on Tim Kaine’s nomination, the good folks at the American University Center for Latin American and Latino Studies asked me to write a brief blog post on Kaine’s experience for the region and why the vice presidency might be a helpful perch for improving U.S. relations with the Americas.


“U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential nominee, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, may help her politically in the November election, and his potential influence on U.S. policy toward Latin America could be extremely important over the long haul.  Though Kaine’s Latin American experience likely was a secondary consideration in his selection, it is consistent with the role of the office of the vice president that has emerged during the Obama Administration as a center for serious policy initiatives in the Americas.”

See the rest on the AULA Blog.


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