Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Robert Zoellick's departure as the No. 2 highest-ranking official from the State Department to join Wall Street's Goldman Sachs is bad news for Latin America. Zoellick, a former head of the U.S. Trade Representative's Office who had negotiated trade deals with several Latin countries, was the only top-level official who - despite not speaking Spanish - could be considered a Latin America expert. Latin American newspapers are taking notice, as shown in this story in Argentina's La Nacion.