China Might Lose El Salvador If Its New Populist Government Pivots to the US

China Might Lose El Salvador If Its New Populist Government Pivots to the US

The new Salvadoran president promised to reassess relations with China. The secretary general of President-elect Nayib Bukele’s New Ideas party told his countrymen that their new leader will reconsider his government’s relations with China, which it surprisingly recognized last August after breaking relations with long-term ally Taiwan in exchange for what was later revealed to…

China Is Challenging the US in Central America, and Washington Can’t Do Anything

China Is Challenging the US in Central America, and Washington Can’t Do Anything

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Central America late last week when he criticized China’s rising influence there by questioning the intentions behind its investment activity, which prompted the country’s media to angrily respond earlier this week and lambast the US for trying to “drive a wedge” into Sino-Latin American relations. Washington is…

The Caravan Crisis 2.0 Shows That Central America Needs the US’ Support

The Caravan Crisis 2.0 Shows That Central America Needs the US’ Support

There’s a new migrant caravan creeping up from Central America to the US border. Just like what happened earlier this year, another massive group of people are making their way towards the US as part of a supposedly NGO-led effort to seek asylum there. It originally started off as 1500 people but has since almost…