Lula disappointed with Obama’s LatAm policy

Relations between the United States and Latin America have not changed in any meaningful way under President Barack Obama, Brazilian head of state Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said here Monday.

“The truth is that nothing has changed and I view that with sadness,” the departing chief executive said during a breakfast with journalists at the presidential palace in Brasilia.

Lula, who leaves office Saturday after two four-year terms, said that despite his having several conversations with Obama about the need for “a change of vision” in Washington’s relations with Latin America, he is not confident the message has been received.

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