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

China’s Embrace of El Salvador Is About a Lot More Than Just Taiwan
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China’s Embrace of El Salvador Is About a Lot More Than Just Taiwan

El Salvador’s decision to break off ties with Taipei and “defect” to Beijing obviously had a lot to do with the economic aid that China promised it, but the People’s Republic is embracing the Central American nation for strategic reasons that go far beyond the symbolism of international recognition and include the establishment of an…

Nicaragua’s 10-Military Training Deal Is Really a Pro-US Sell-Out
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Nicaragua’s 10-Military Training Deal Is Really a Pro-US Sell-Out

Nicaragua passing a law that allows 10 different armed forces to train on its territory. President Ortega’s decree grants “servicemen, aircraft, and vessels from Russia, the United States, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Taiwan the right “to stay on the territory of Nicaragua for humanitarian purposes, with the goal to…