Latin America’s connection with China (opinion)

Posted on August 22, 2014 • Filed under: Business, Economy, Latin America News, Politics

Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez/

Latin America swaps its populists for apparatchiks

By Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez
Beijing’s readiness to invest facilitates regimes to ape China, writes Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez
Latin America, long neglected by Europe and taken for granted by the US, has found a suitor in China. Resource hungry, highly risk tolerant and non-judgmental about matters of social and public policy, China has become the first or second-largest export market for Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Cuba and Venezuela. Likewise, it has positioned itself as a principal lender to most of the region’s countries (and often the only lender to those otherwise eschewed by international investors, including Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba). Read Article

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