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Priscilla Otero (Oxford School of Global and Area Studies)

Priscilla Otero is a postgraduate student at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford. Her current research interests include political ideologies, historic developments in geopolitics, and authoritarianism. She earned her BA with honors in political science and philosophy from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Historian Joseph S. Tulchin once described U.S.-Latin American relations as a “historical legacy of conflict.” Over the last two years, the Biden administration has neglected regional concerns in Latin America. With a new year ahead, the Biden administration must revaluate its relationship with the region with ample considerations of social geopolitical elements tinted with historic predispositions. Regional concerns cannot continue to be addressed from a preoccupied hardline position. As other nations outside the Western hemisphere strengthen their influence in Latin America, the time to disregard human dignity as imperative to current affairs must end. A U.S. Progressive Foreign Policy While the Biden administration has advocated for a foreign policy stipulated to adhere to international human rights norms, it has failed …