The unraveling of Obama’s Cuba policy would have minimal, or even slightly negative, consequences for Chinese companies.
Continuous political in Latin America is good reason for China to diversify its partnerships.
What progress has China made toward the development of a transoceanic railway in South America?
Since 2005, China has provided more than USD 119 billion in loan commitments to Latin American countries and firms. The China-Latin America Finance Database, which was developed by the Inter-American Dialogue in collabortion with the Boston University Global Economic Governance Initiative, provides up-to-date information on Chinese lending in Latin America by country, lender, sector, and year.
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The year 2016 was the third highest on record for Chinese state-to-state finance in Latin America.
The likelihood that the U.S. will play a diminishing role in economic and political affairs in places like Brazil and Colombia has given Asian nations an opening to assert greater influence.
Las exportaciones a China de América Latina pasaron de 6 mil millones a 140 mil millones de dólares, 23 veces entre esos años, cifras raramente vistas en el comercio internacional. Los efectos han sido sustanciales.