Outside of our domestic challenges, we face a more challenging world today than in the past. As Americans have faced Covid so has the rest of the world. The upheaval the pandemic has brought to the world will be affecting every country for years to come.
China poses a major challenge to us because they are not a democracy and do not operate under the same values we do. And at the same time, we must work with China to solve some of the problems around the world. But what happened to Hong Kong is a clear indication of where the current Chinese government is heading. The tensions in Taiwan’s straits are real, and so is the current cyber war.
We must be extremely careful how we navigate the next year with China and our Asia Pacific partners.
I commit to be a bridge to always have a peaceful resolution to crises, but also protect our interests in the region.
I am a strong supporter of Israel.
It is essential that Iron Dome funding and necessary aid packages to Israel are replenished until full peace is achieved in the region.
To bring peace, we must find a path forward that will make Israel feel secure in its borders, while providing stability and cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians.
As an immigrant from Chile, I experienced firsthand how both communities have been able to work closely together in the country where I grew up. Having seen this happen there, I know I can be a trustworthy agent in ensuring Israelis and Palestinians eventually arrive at a place where accepting each other will be the norm.
Boycotts or any other similar efforts against Israel are not acceptable to me. Only through open conversation and cooperation will we find peace.
Latin America is a natural partner for America. Not only we share common cultural backgrounds but also values and commercial goals. As we face a more competitive global market and China, our Latin American allies and partners provide a great opportunity to develop an alternative to relying too much too much on China.
We must help the region to find stability and and provide a new set of economic opportunities throughout the Americas our small, medium and large size businesses.
And by doing so, we will help minimize the need of many of their citizens to go across a continent to find a safe and secure place to live their lives.
I am a strong NATO supporter and will continue supporting the strengthening of our relationship with our allies in Europe. Together, we must address the range of global geopolitical challenges Europe and the United States face around the world.
The African continent presents a serious set of challenges, but many opportunities as well. We must renew our efforts to increase the help we provide to the region and support it as it tries to break away from Covid,old colonial structures and economic growth challenges. Just as Latin America, Africa presents a unique opportunity for us to expand our global reach, but also truly help the region reach its own potential.