Obama Tries to Reassure Latin America About a Future With Donald Trump

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President Obama said here on Saturday that, while President-elect Donald J. Trump was unlikely to reverse the warming of ties with Cuba, he would almost certainly re-examine trade deals in Latin America.

“There are going to be tensions that arise, probably around trade more than anything,” Mr. Obama told an audience of students and young leaders from Latin America. “Because the president-elect campaigned on looking at every trade policy and potentially reversing those policies.”

Even on trade, though, Mr. Trump will have a tough time making drastic changes to United States policy, Mr. Obama said.

“But once they look at how it’s working, I think they’ll actually determine that it’s working for both the United States and our partners,” Mr. Obama said.

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