As the U.S.’s relationship with Latin America becomes more involved, the president had to name someone to be the primary liaison with our neighbors to the south. The obvious choice would be Secretary of State John Kerry, but the president took a different approach. Joe Biden, the Vice President of the U.S., has been very vocal the past few years about our need to foster trade relations with the area. Thus, although an unconventional appointment, it does make perfect sense. Biden is passionate about his placement and has made multiple trips to Latin America visiting over ten countries. Some of these countries have had a shaky history with the U.S. His talks focus more on trade than the more common issue of drug trafficking, and illegal immigration.