No more US dictating to Latin America: Biden
US Vice President Joe Biden said that the United States would no longer "dictate unilaterally" to Latin America, and that it had entered a new era in the historically troubled relationship.
"The time of the United States dictating unilaterally, the time where we only talk and don't listen is over," Biden said in Santiago after holding discussions with a clutch of Latin American leaders at a conference at a Chilean beach resort.
Biden's five-day visit to meet leaders in the region, including a second stop in Costa Rica, aimed to pave the way for President Barack Obama, who is set to attend the Summit of the Americas next month in Trinidad and Tobago.
"My visit here is just the beginning of a renewal of a partnership with the Americas. In the past, even when we engaged positively we tended to engage 'for' the (western) hemisphere. We're not engaging 'for,' this is 'with,'" Biden added.
The US vice president met with the heads of state of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile during a two-day Progressive Governance conference focused on the financial crisis in Vina del Mar.
At the summit, Biden also reiterated that the Obama administration supported a change in policy toward age-old foe Cuba.
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