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Lula’s big moment

The summit of the Americas may not attract much attention as the G20. But it's a key opportunity for Obama to push a new direction in US foreign policy, and for Lula to elbow out Chavez

With the G20 spectacle behind us, the next big gathering of world leaders scheduled this month is the 5th Summit of the Americas. Heads of states from 34 nations from Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada and the US, will gather in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago’s colonial capital between the 17th and 19th April. It will be the first time President Obama steps foot in Latin America; an ideal opportunity to kick-start a new approach in US foreign policy in the region. And in Washington, there are high hopes pinned on the increasingly assertive regional leadership of Brazil’s Luiz…

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