Washington seemed to pay some attention to Latin Last Database America and the region shared a certain homogeneity with governments more inclined to seek close relations with the White House . It can be said - of course, with some exaggeration - that there was a Last Database relative community of interests and values in the inter-American system. That first continental date must also be located in the grand strategy of Washington in that historical context. The grand strategy, called " Engagement plus Last Database Enlargement ," was that the United States would not fall back as it had done after World War.
I and that it had the will, the ability, and the Last Database opportunity to decisively reconfigure the international system (the engagement component ), while it would seek to propagate the market economy and political pluralism (the enlargement component). Regarding this last Last Database component, US policy used the 1989 Washington Consensus to give impetus to policies of liberalization and economic deregulation, on the one hand, and reduction of the Last Database State, on the other. In this framework, a central axis was trade, an issue that became the main focus of the First Summit of the Americas with the aspiration of achieving a Free.
Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) by 2005. On the way to the Last Database conclave in Miami, the United States held a set of prior consultations, as well as preparatory Last Database meetings. Latin America, then through the so-called Rio Group (made up of the sum of the Group, the Support Group, the Caribbean Community and the Central American Integration System [SICA]), held meetings of ahead of the summit in order to make Last Database contributions that reflected the needs of the region. From a bureaucratic point of view, the role of the Undersecretary for Hemispheric Affairs of the Department of State, Alexander Watson, was relevant. He knew the region.