US President Barack Obama declares "We can work as partners"

Much of the hype over the last few days in Trinidad and Tobago has surrounded the arrival of President Barack Obama at the Summit of the Americas.

In anticipation of this event, he has written an op-ed (translated into Spanish and Portuguese) that will appear in several newspapers throughout the Americas. In the piece, he recognizes that the United States has often failed to sustain engagement with its neighbors within the hemisphere and renewed his commitment to build stronger relationships with representatives from the region.

President Obama goes on to cite the amended Cuba policy as an example of how his administration is working to overcome the challenges brought on by the economic crisis through enhanced cooperation. According to the article, while the United States is hoping to reinvigorate trade through its national stimulus package, collective international action is still required in order to ensure long-term prosperity.

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