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 cContinue reading
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. AccordContinue reading
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” toContinue reading
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. OnContinue reading
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 madeContinue reading
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 promoContinue reading
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 ChinContinue reading
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 suppoContinue reading