Media Appearances

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Mar 2, 2018 0 Comments

Mexico’s Elections Matter to the U.S. and China Media Appearances, Media Mentions


Fernando Menéndez remarks on Tillerson’s recent trip to Latin America, the upcoming election in Mexico, and the future of US-Mexican relations in his latest article for China-US Focus.

Tillerson’s trip highlighted a few important things. The “first is the upcoming election in Mexico which, contrary to the prevailing winds, may place a hostile, anti-U.S. demagogue at the head of the U.S.’s largest trade partner south of the border.”

This demagogue is “front-runner, former Mexico City mayor Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known as AMLO), an admirer of the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions with a long history of demonstrated support for other leftist and populist causes. 

 Tillerson’s trip also stressed the “long-term issue [of] the growing presence and influence of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the hemisphere via economic opportunities. President López Obrador may take a page from the populist playbook by opening a wider door to China as a counterweight to the U.S. in Mexico and raising tensions further.”

This election comes at a time when the relationship between the United States and Mexico is deteriorating, giving Mexico and China the opportunity to recalculate theirs.


Read the full article at China-US Focus, here.

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Feb 28, 2018 0 Comments

China Will ‘Increasingly Project’ Military Power in Latin America Media Appearances, Media Mentions

In response to our latest Dispatch, Breitbart columnist Edwin Mora discusses China’s increasing role in Latin America. The article echoes the report and notes the increasing security concern that Bejing’s actions in the region pose.

As well as ongoing economic influence, there has been a “steady increase in Chinese intelligence activities in Latin America, which likely seek to collect information on U.S. military technology and doctrine; conduct cyber warfare, and carry out corporate espionage.” 

This security concern is also noted by the U.S. military who have said, “The larger strategic challenge posed by China in this region is not yet a military one. It is an economic one, and a new approach may be required to compete effectively against China’s coordinated efforts in the Americas. Some of the most critical elements needed in this effort are not ones that [SOUTHCOM] can bring to bear.”

To read the full article click, here and check the latest Dispatch out, here.

Feb 15, 2018 0 Comments

Venezuela, the Syria of America Media Appearances, Television Appearances



Joseph Humire Joins Factor Global to discuss the danger of Venezuela’s deteriorating situation and its implications for the region. The humanitarian situation in Venezuela demands attention and action, but how? And what role do China, Iran, and Russia play in this?

Watch below to find out (video in Spanish).

Joseph Humire habla con Factor Global sobre la amenaza que representa la situación en Venezuela para la región. La situación humanitaria en la paía necesita atención y acción, pero cómo? También qué papel tienen China, Irán, y Rusia?

Ve debajo para averiguarlo.