The defeat of Donald Trump in the recent US elections is a reckoning for the OAS and, by extension, the CARICOM Member States that have often broken ranks to support Washington-led interference in Latin America.
While the Biden-Harris administration may reverse some of the US’ transactional and divisive foreign policy pursuits, the Caribbean needs to work together if it intends to realize more significant gains with the new administration which, no doubt, will be preoccupied with its domestic crises.
Barbados has the lowest level of perceived corruption in the Caribbean, according to Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2018.
With the decision to recognise a parallel government in Venezuela, a foreign policy informed by ideology has been ratcheted up in the Americas. If left unchecked, it has far-reaching implications for the hemisphere.
A report from the UN High Commissioner on Refugees has found that the Caribbean is a key destination for displaced Venezuelans and other refugees, but the region is unprepared to handle the influx
The Trump presidency forces the Caribbean to consider how it should relate to a neighbour that is set on a course that is harmful to its core interests, and to identify more complementary global partners