Had there been enough political will from the Salvadoran government to attempt to solve the T.P.S situation, they would have sought bilateral meetings with the Trump administration and resort to an action as old as time: realpolitik.
The United States holds the keys to resolve the crisis in Venezuela. America’s inaction in the matter strengthens the Maduro regime, but involvement might prove decisive.
The TPP’s tariff reduction scheme, which planned to eliminate an estimated 18,000 tariffs amongst the dozen participant countries, would have opened the door to countries in Southeast Asia to compete with Central America.
Lorena Peña’s proposed reform comes at an inopportune time, and will face strong public opposition from pro-life organizations and the Church.
Judging by the content of the deal, the political entities involved and the region’s geopolitical history, Santos’ peace was doomed to fail.