Asia & Latin America


What Did Maduro Accomplish on His Trip to China?

China this month agreed to extend $5 billion in credit to Venezuela as the South American country faces severe economic problems including hyperinflation and dire shortages of food, medicines and basic goods. Finance Minister Simón Zerpa announced the credit line as President Nicolás Maduro was departing for China to seek…

Margaret Myers

Latin America Advisor ˙

Filling the Infrastructure Gap

Latin American governments are increasingly looking to China to address the region’s glaring infrastructure deficit. However, if history is any indication, China’s commitment to Latin American infrastructure development is unlikely to result in a slew of mega-projects in the coming years.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Harvard Review of Latin America

What Will Relations With China Mean for El Salvador?

El Salvador on Aug. 21 became the latest country to break diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favor of establishing them with China. The move left Taiwan with just 17 nations that recognize its government, nine of which are in Latin America and the Caribbean. Why did El Salvador’s government make…

Margaret Myers

Latin America Advisor ˙

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El Salvador establishes ties with Beijing

El Salvador has become the latest country to cut ties with Taiwan and establish official relations with Beijing. Michael Shifter, president of Inter-American Dialogue, discusses with CGTN’s Mike Walter.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN

China’s Belt and Road Lands in Latin America

Joining the Belt and Road is an easy sell for Latin America because the Initiative promises much and demands little, writes Ricardo Barrios.

Ricardo Barrios

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Diálogo Chino

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