Heine Publishes Op-ed on Upcoming Summit of the Americas

In his latest Clarín op-ed, Ambassador Jorge Heine, Research Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, offers a glimpse at the upcoming Summit of the Americas taking place June 6-10, 2022. 

In his article, titled “Encuentro en Los Angeles: un cuento de dos cumbres (Meeting in Los Angeles: a tale of two summits),” Heine dissects how the 9th Summit of the Americas is shaping up to sew deeper divides on the continent as opposed to bringing it closer together. He also drew parallels to the recent United States-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit during which “at least two communist countries, Vietnam and Laos, and several other fairly authoritarian ones” were in attendance. Heine argues that Latin America’s fragmentation makes it less appealing to deal with in the international system than a unified group of countries such as ASEAN.

The full article can be read on Clarín‘s website.  

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007) and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more about Ambassador Heine on his faculty profile.