Daniel Kliman, a visiting fellow from the Center for a New American Security recently wrote an opinion piece for CNN. I think his piece hits the proverbial nail on the head.
To be a good leader in the 21st century, you need to multi-task. Canceling a trip to Latin American AGAIN would have been devastating for very important relations and economic deals. No longer can the U.S. ignore Latin America; they are a growing presence and strategic interest on the international scene. The president should be given more credit in shoring up our relationships with certain Latin American countries. He is demonstrating priorities, and I believe he's chosen the right ones.
Here is the opinion piece.