Latin America

New Report Shows Shifting Chinese Investment in Latin America

In a small twist to the Chinese foreign minister’s tradition of making their first diplomatic visit of the new year to Africa, two countries from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) were added to Wang Yi’s tour: Brazil and...

Nicaragua Approves Chinese-Built Panama Canal Rival

Nicaragua’s National Assembly has, as expected, approved plans for a Chinese firm to build and run a new waterway to rival the Panama Canal. From José De Córdoba at The Wall Street Journal: Supporters of the 50-year...

Chinese Firm to Build Panama Canal Rival

A Chinese company has been awarded a 100-year, $40 billion contract to build and operate a canal across Nicaragua, competing with the nearly 100-year-old Panama Canal. From Jonathan Watts at The Guardian: The president of the...

Xi Aims to Tread Softly in Latin America

After his first foreign tour as president in March, a strategically important journey that began in Russia and took him to three African nations, Xi Jinping will begin his second series of overseas visits today in Trinidad and...

China Sets Sights on S. American Resources

As China cements its diplomatic and economic ties to Argentina and Uruguay, the country is looking to secure long-term supplies of natural resources from Latin America. From UPI: Between 2000 and 2005 China represented nearly 40...

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