Does China Own Ecuador?

Does China Own Ecuador?

Is the Ecuadoran government of Rafael Correa a wholly owned subsidiary of China? The more analysts look at the finances of the Andean nation of 15.6 million, the more it seems that the Correa government is selling the c

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A Second Look at the China-Brazil Relationship

A Second Look at the China-Brazil Relationship

There are rumors that China’s President Xi Jinping requested the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit this year in Fortaleza, Brazil be held in July so he could attend the World Cup final. Accord

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Cuba and the China Model

Cuba and the China Model

Since coming to power, Cuba’s President Raúl Castro unleashed a series of important, albeit limited, economic reforms to revitalize the stagnant Cuban economy.  Many analysts use the shorthand “Chinese model” to

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The Toll of China’s Slowdown Depends on Latin America’s Policy Choices

The Toll of China’s Slowdown Depends on Latin America’s Policy Choices

The earthquake recently shaking the coast of Chile left relatively little physical damage in that nation but as always with cataclysmic episodes the psychological effects last long after the earth ceases to tremble.  On

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Which Path for China in Latin America’s Development?

Which Path for China in Latin America’s Development?

Politically and economically, Latin America is a continent divided in two, with one bloc of nations pursuing market-driven economic growth, free trade and regional integration based on economies of scale and another made

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China Comes to the Caribbean

China Comes to the Caribbean

Since China’s emergence on the global scene the pursuit of its strategic goals has led to speculation, especially concerning how and why it exercises its growing financial and economic power.  Its ability to promo

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The Trend of Chinese Investments in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Trend of Chinese Investments in Latin America and the Caribbean

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 Chin

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Good Money After Bad

Good Money After Bad

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro recently returned from Beijing with a $5 billion line of credit from the China Development Bank (CDB).  This comes at a very difficult time for Maduro, whose regime’s suppo

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