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 …

4th Media: China as Financial Stabilizer for Latin America?

“China Has Good Reason to Help Stabilize Latin American Economies” Although these alliances will primarily be closer to home, most of Latin America is a naturally ally not only because of its increasing trade and commercial relations with China, but because of its common interest in an international political order that favors respect for national …

4th Media: Latin America and the US: The Apotheosis of Distrust

Latin America and the US: The Apotheosis of Distrust The year 2013 was shockingly damaging to relations between the U.S. and the countries of Latin America. Edward Snowden’s revelations showed that in the Western Hemisphere, Washington is trying to play only by the rules it itself has written. Using such spying programs as Prism, Boundless Informant and …

Evan Ellis: Russia, Iran, and China in Latin America

I am writing to share with you my new article, “Russia, Iran and China in Latin America,” just published by the American Foreign Policy Committee in their e-journal “Defense Dossier.”  The work comparatively examines the activities of the three extra-regional actors in Latin America and the Caribbean, including ways in which commercial and governmental initiatives …

Reference: HSBC South-South Special – What a Globalizing China Means for Latin America + China RECAP

Points to Consider: 01 PRC Rising in Caribbean, Central & South America 02 Banking, Mining, Power, Water… 03 PRC Non-Official Rising Employer and Tax Revenue Power 04 Not Addressed: Export of Chinese Males — Demographic Majority Inevitable Source Snap-Shot: South-South ties between China and LatAm are growing beyond the well-known trade flows. Chinese corporates are …

4th Media: Latin America Condemns US Espionage at United Nations Security Council

Latin America Condemns US Espionage at United Nations Security Council Posted: 19 Aug 2013 12:01 AM PDT  “The United States appears to be destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty.” Simon Bolivar Throughout the day, on August 6, President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner of Argentina chaired a historic United Nations Security …

Marcus Aurelius: Iranian Outreach to Latin American Youth

(1) Anybody else think this sounds like Sovs’ Patrice Lumumba University of another decade?; (2) totally unsurprising; to use WWII terminology, development of an Iranian “fifth column” in Latin America, an organization that has the capability to fulfill roles similar to the “underground” and “auxiliary” in a doctrinal US-sponsored insurgency; (3) might also be unsurprising to find Iran …