“I think Panama will be an example of how smaller countries can negotiate with China”

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29/11/2018
Posted in Panama, USA

Since President Trump’s term began, his administration has received substantial criticism for its omissive consideration of its strategic, diplomatic and commercial relationships with Latin America. Casual observers may not realize, but Donald Trump’s visit to Argentina for the 2018 G20 Summit is his first visit to the region as President of the United States. As …

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Chinese Media Responds to Pompeo’s “Ignorant and Malicious” Comments on BRI in Latin America

Posted by Editor
22/10/2018
Posted in Panama, USA

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Panama last week, where he met with President Juan Carlos Varela before visiting the US Embassy. During his trip, the Secretary of State reiterated the “threat” posed by China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the region, echoing a warning that his predecessor, former United States Secretary …

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Mike Pompeo Travels to Panama, Delivers Anti-China Message

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19/10/2018
Posted in Panama, USA

Visiting with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today issued a paternalistic warning regarding China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America, evoking memories of the Monroe Doctrine. “As his plane left Panama City, Mr. Pompeo recounted his talks with Mr. Varela and local journalists. Clearly concerned that Panama …

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Panama Canal: Unexpected Victim of US-China ‘Trade War’

Posted by Editor
14/09/2018
Posted in Panama, USA

The US-China trade war has already proven damaging to Chinese and American workers, and has caused investor panic everywhere in between. In the Western Hemisphere, the volatile trade policies coming out of Washington have disrupted the economies of Mexico, Canada, and to a lesser extent those of Brazil and Argentina. Often overlooked, though, is the …

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China and Taiwan: Diplomatic Tug-of-War in Central America

Posted by Editor
11/09/2018
Posted in El Salvador, Panama

Washington has recalled diplomatic envoys from the Dominican Republic, Panama, and El Salvador in light of their recently adopted formal recognition of China — instead of Taiwan. For the United States, this just another indication of China’s growing influence in the region typically thought of as “America’s backyard.” “It started when El Salvador made a …

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