The Biden administration is trying to woo Latin American left-wing leaders

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Secretary of State Antoine Blinken arrived in South America as part of an effort to engage some of the continent’s new left-wing leaders who are shaking up traditional alliances at a time when China increasingly presents itself as an alternative to Washington.

Mr Blinken made his first stop in the Colombian capital on Monday and met the newly elected president Gustavo Petroa former guerrilla who has pledged to end the war on drugs and redefine other features of his country’s close relationship with the United States, Mr. Blinken is also due to visit Chile and Peru later this week, where some miners suspended their investments after the victory of left-wing politicians. power in last year’s elections.


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