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    Trump’s No-Show at Latin America Summit Teaches Lesson

    This is a good reminder that every action has a reaction. While we’ve become isolated in our own neighborhood and at odds with our partners on everything from Cuba to the border with Mexico, China has doubled down and become the primary trading partner of Brazil, Chile and Peru. A consistent by-product of this administration’s bluster is that we’ve inadvertently created space for other countries to gain influence at our expense. “America First” has meant “America alone,” and leaders like Xi Jinping are happy to fill the void.

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