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The United States is linked to the countries of the Western Hemisphere by physical proximity, shared values, and vast cultural, commercial, and demographic ties. We have a compelling national security interest in the success of stable, secure, prosperous, democratic societies throughout the Americas – and in effective partnerships with them in support of our highest global priorities.

We have strong and increasingly global partnerships with countries throughout the region. Many of these nations are crafting a future for their people that reflect success stories in democratic development.

Our four main foreign policy pillars in the Americas represent the keys to building those partnerships and capitalizing on these opportunities. Click on each pillar and its related topics to learn more:


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