US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens to OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro (right) during a ministerial meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Photo: AP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens to OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro (right) during a ministerial meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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US mute on China in unveiling ‘ambitious’ Latin America plans at Summit of the Americas

  • White House instead lays out ‘affirmative vision’ touting democracy, multilateral bank activity and reduced migration at controversial meeting
  • But officials acknowledge fewer US initiatives in recent years have created vacuum that allowed Beijing to make inroads in region

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens to OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro (right) during a ministerial meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Photo: AP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens to OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro (right) during a ministerial meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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