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Dec 19, 2013 0 Comments

The Trend of Chinese Investments in Latin America and the Caribbean Articles / Opinion Editorials

Authors: FERNANDO MENÉNDEZ

Recently Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, declared that the U.S. does “not in any way see China as a threat.”   Xinhua cited Ms. Jacobson’s comments at the Sixth China-US Sub-Dialogue on Latin America that the US sees more potential in partnerships with China in the region than adversity.   Ms. Jacobson was largely referring to U.S.-China economic relations in a region of enormous potential for both countries. 

Growth in trade between China and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has expanded exponentially since President Hu Jintao’s first visit to the region in 2004. In 2012, total trade between China and LAC countries reached U.S. $261.2 billion, only a quarter of US-LAC trade.  Nevertheless, Latin America and the Caribbean have registered the fastest growing trade in exports to China.  In fact, by 2009, China overtook the US as Brazil’s second largest trading partner registering $56 billion in trade. 

Beyond trade relations, however, China has embarked on a larger relationship with Latin American and the Caribbean to include increasing overseas investments that will help position it in the global marketplace. 

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Nov 27, 2013 0 Comments

Joseph Humire on Iran’s Threat Radio

Authors: JOSEPH HUMIRE

Joseph Humire talks to Secure Freedom Radio host Frank Gaffney about the threat Iran poses beyond nuclear power.

Secure Freedom Radio

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Nov 23, 2013 0 Comments

Libre puede promover violencia: Roger Noriega Media Mentions

Authors: JOSEPH HUMIRE

Washington, Estados Unidos

El exsecretario de Estado de EUA para Asuntos del Hemisferio Occidental, Roger Noriega, advirtió que el Partido Libre planea desestabilizar las elecciones de Honduras y que, si gana, probablemente será el propio Manuel Zelaya el presidente de la Asamblea Constituyente que anuncian.

La publicación Monitor de las Elecciones en Latinoamérica “rastrea el peligroso legado del caudillo venezolano Hugo Chávez”, quien perfeccionó el arte de la subvertir las instituciones democráticas y de manipular las elecciones para tomar el poder y avanzar en una agenda antidemocrática y corrupta, dice la Fundación Heritage.

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