Rice Speaks at the Organization of American States

Condoleezza Rice spoke at the Organization of American States yesterday in a speech sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations. She had much to say about an area of the world that the Bush administration has often been accused of neglecting: Latin America.

Here’s the 25-minute speech on video, courtesy of the State Department:

The full transcript is here.

More on the speech:

There was surprisingly little news coverage of the speech, but what reports there were focused on Rice’s remarks on trade, and on the related issue of globalization.

Mike Boyer at Foreign Policy’s Passport Blog notes that Rice yesterday followed what appears to be a new Bush administration policy of ignoring Hugo Chavez, calling the new tactic effective, but not much fun.

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