President Obama has wrapped up the last foreign trip of his presidency. His final stop was Peru—for the annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum---APEC. It’s an event that always gets a lot of media attention around the Asia Pacific—but this year’s meeting included a different tone. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
APEC has always played heavily on symbolism—from the clothing to the closing statements. There’s the “class photo” with leaders posed in some local attire---this year in Peru it was the serape, a sort of shawl.