Latin America, the Caribbean and the War in Ukraine

Latin America, the Caribbean and the War in Ukraine

As Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” in Ukraine moves through its second month, its unconcealable economic impact continues to grow at the global level. Price rises in energy, food and fertilizer have driven up inflation to levels that haven’t been seen in decades, leading to higher interest rates that will stall economic growth….

China’s Foray into America’s Backyard Angers Washington (and London)

China’s Foray into America’s Backyard Angers Washington (and London)

The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, recently attended the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Beijing. The next day, he met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People, where he signed Argentina up to the Belt and Road Initiative, while also penning an $8 billion nuclear power plant deal…

China and Latin America: Washington is Losing Ground

China and Latin America: Washington is Losing Ground

The global Sino-American confrontation that has unfolded in recent years affects all spheres of the world economy and all regions. China stubbornly squeezes the United States in every area, including its traditional sphere of influence in Latin America. At the moment, the United States is the leading trading partner of Latin American countries as a…

The US Is at a Loss in Central America

The US Is at a Loss in Central America

In November 2008, while ambassador to Nicaragua, death-squad manager nonpareil John Negroponte’s long time torture and terror campaign sidekick, Robert Callahan, remarked to a reporter in Managua, “US foreign policy toward Latin America has not changed in 50 years and is unlikely to do so under President Obama”. Just months later, the June 2009 coup…

US Concern for Cuba, Latin America is Spin for Intervention

US Concern for Cuba, Latin America is Spin for Intervention

The US government says it is going to help Central America fight corruption, will combat the “root causes” of migration in Mexico and Central America, and it wants to help the Cuban people with freedom too. But the US’s domestic and foreign track record demonstrates that it isn’t qualified to teach anyone about democracy, combating…