Evan Ellis: China in Latin America — the Ecuador Case with Sidebars on Venezuela and Bolivia

While this article was written prior to President Moreno’s December 2018 trip to the PRC (securing a new $900 million loan), you may find this article a useful sector-by-sector analysis of the relationship, with a comparison to China’s relationship with Venezuela and Bolivia, as well as discussion of President Moreno’s attempt to secure more equitable …

R. Evan Ellis: The Impact of China on the Latin American Security Environment

The Impact of China on the Latin American Security Environment To frame the nature of China’s impacts on the Latin America and Caribbean security environment, it is important to understand that the rise of the PRC is simultaneously affecting the region in multiple interdependent ways, often indirect and unintentional. These include altering its economic structure, …

Evan Ellis: China Fills Vacuum in Latin America

In the article, just published by the University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy, as part of their “Perspectives on the Americas” series, I review the key promises and proposals associated with Chinese President Xis recent trip to Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba, as well as their implications for the strategic position of the U.S. …

Evan Ellis: China’s Advance in Latin America has more Challenges than Xi’s Visit Suggests

China’s Advance in Latin America has more Challenges than Xi’s Visit Suggests I recently taught a course in China based on my soon-to-be released book, Chinese Companies on the Ground in Latin America. While there, I interacted with Chinese research colleagues and students who hope to be the next Chinese diplomats and managers relocated to …

Evan Ellis: Latin America Engagement with China

Latin America’s Foreign Policy as the Region Engages China Security and Defense Studies Review (Volume 15 / 2014) This article examines the foreign policy of Latin America and the Caribbean toward the People’s Republic of China. It finds that, for those nations recognizing Taiwan most Latin American nations have had relatively few political differences with …

4th Media: Latin America Chooses Russian Weapons Systems — De-Americanization Proceeds Apace

Latin America Chooses Russia-Made Weapons Nil Nikandrov Latin American experts know it well – Russia-made weapons are known for quality. Rosoboronexport (the state intermediary agency for Russia’s exports/imports of defense-related products, technologies and services) has rich experience of doing deals in the Western Hemisphere – from Mexico to Chile. Its efforts have not gone down …