All these instances paint a picture of a continental leadership that falls short in this historic juncture and that concentrates on the trees failing to see the forest and its potential. They are leading the region into involution. And as the U.S. concentrates on its domestic agenda, the region seems to lack further incentives to search beyond the narrow horizons of daily challenges to initiate the journey of change and modernity.
If the region`s democratic leaders who are Heads of State in their respective countries continue their tolerance policy “yielding normalcy to dictatorships” they will be accomplices of the suffering, oppression, and misery of the people. The time has come to ask for explanations, ask for specific outcomes, and label as shameful the indifference, the convenience, the fear, or the complicity of American presidents in regard to dictatorships.