Boris Johnson’s PM Debut, and Pompeo’s Warm Reception in Latin America

Boris Johnson’s PM Debut, and Pompeo’s Warm Reception in Latin America
New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson outside 10 Downing Street, London, July 24, 2019 (AP photo by Frank Augstein).

In this week’s editors’ discussion on Trend Lines, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein; managing editor, Frederick Deknatel; and associate editor, Laura Weiss, talk about Boris Johnson’s investiture as the U.K.’s new prime minister. They also look at U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s four-country tour of Latin America and the surprisingly warm reception he received.

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