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Hubris and Prudence in Nicaragua

The latest from fellow Fernando Menéndez about China’s place in Nicaragua: 

“A few short years ago, Chinese investments in Latin America seemed to mean changing the nature of the hemisphere in economic, if not political, terms. One such possibility was a massive canal to traverse Central America, leading to increased commerce between oceans and physically altering the geography of the region. The canal, one out of many proposed, was meant to serve as robust competition for the Panama Canal, seriously changing the calculations concerning intercontinental trade and commerce. It was also meant to establish China’s footprint in the hemisphere. Today, the proposed Nicaraguan canal has not broken ground.”

Read the entire article to find out more about China’s role in the Americas and the mythical canal, here.

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Is Ecuador Waging A Stealth War On America?

Without firing a shot, Ecuador’s populist President Rafael Correa appears to be waging a stealth war on America.

In recent weeks the Justice Department revealed Quito’s whopping $6.4 million foreign government lobbying contracts awarded to two public relations firms this year, raising important questions about what Correa is spending all that money to achieve.

According to a report in the Washington Free Beacon, both U.S.-based PR firms, McSquared and Fitzgibbon Media failed to report the contracts to DoJ as required by the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA).  Some inside-the-beltway national security observers may be familiar with Fitzgibbon – after all, it’s the same firm representing Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange…. (more…)