Unfortunately, Tillerson’s tour got off to a rough start and may be remembered as an attempt to revive the long-obsolete Monroe Doctrine and the notion that the growing Chinese presence in Latin America is a problem for the United States. His remarks on both issues at the outset of his trip, along with comments about the military’s possible role in a Venezuelan transition, didn’t help Tillerson achieve his main goal: Build regional support for a more effective, coordinated approach to deal with the Venezuelan crisis.