The Deputy Secretary of the US State Department will visit Uruguay and Peru.


The Deputy Secretary of the US State Department will visit Uruguay and Peru. 

Wendy Sherman will hold high-level meetings in both countries, with both public and private sector representatives. His trip is seen as a continuation of the one made in October by the head of North American diplomacy, Antony Blinken, to Ecuador and Colombia.

The Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of State, Wendy Sherman, will travel next week to Uruguay and Peru, where she will continue the one carried out by Antony Blinken for Latin America in which she visited Colombia and Ecuador.

Sharmeen will be in Montevideo from November 7-9 to meet with Luis Lacale Poe's government officials to discuss ongoing efforts to promote democracy and human rights in the region.

They will also address economic, security, and counternarcotics cooperation between the United States and Uruguay. They will discuss environmental and climate protection issues.

The deputy secretary will also meet with business leaders representing renewable energy to promote cooperation on clean energy.

After leaving Montevideo, the official of the US Department of Diplomacy will be in Lima from November 9 to 11, where she will hold high-level meetings to discuss shared priorities between Peru and the United States, including democratic governance, bilateral opportunities for the trade and investment, the promotion and protection of human rights and orderly and human migration processes.

The COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, together with the climate crisis, will also be part of the visit's agenda. In addition, while she is in Lima, the vice secretary will meet with representatives of indigenous communities and members of civil society.

Sherman's trip to Latin America is read as a continuation of Antony Blinken's trip to Ecuador and Colombia in October.

During his stay in Bogota, the head of US diplomacy met with a dozen Latin American and Caribbean foreign ministers who attended in person and in person. There, the secretary proposed "strengthening border surveillance through the need for visas and carefully controlling the entry of undocumented migrants." He also called for "improving asylum processes" and "creating more options for the protection" of travelers from human trafficking mafias.

In addition, Blinken transmitted to Colombia the message of cooperation from the White House so that "democracies work" for the benefit of citizens, given the risk of populism and authoritarianism taking hold in the region.

During his time in Quito, he expressed the will of the Joe Biden government to demilitarize alliances in Latin America by recognizing that the United States has focused "too much" on security in Latin America before providing it with other aid.

The new head of US diplomacy for Latin America

After a half-year delay, the Senate completed the confirmation hearing for the top US diplomat in charge of relations with Latin America and the Caribbean. Brian Nichols is the first African-American in this role in more than four decades.

Democratic Senator Bob Menéndez stressed then that Nichols' role is crucial due to the significant instability that exists in various parts of the region. Menéndez, as a Cuban-American, spoke of the current crisis in Cuba, the constant flux in Nicaragua, and the institutional precariousness in Haiti after the assassination of the president and the earthquake.

With extensive experience in the United States, Ambassador Brian Nichols, a career Foreign Service official, will skillfully advance the national interests of the United States, "Menendez told his Senate colleagues.

Nicholas began his career in the diplomatic service in Peru in 1989, where he learned to speak Spanish fluently. Between 1991 and 1993, he was a political official in El Salvador. For three years, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, he served as deputy political advisor in Mexico. In 2007 and until 2010, he was deputy chief of mission of the American embassy in Colombia. Between 2014 and 2017, he returned to Peru as ambassador.