The United States has traditionally been a major player in Latin America, and Colombian President Ivan Duque is now calling for the US to take a more proactive role in the region. In a recent speech, Duque said that the US should use diplomacy, economic incentives, and targeted sanctions to foster economic growth, combat corruption, and reduce violence and crime. Duque has argued that the US can and should do more to promote democracy and economic development in Latin America. He has also suggested that the US should create an inter-American partnership for trade, investment, and good governance. He believes that such a partnership could create greater economic integration and spur further investment in the region.