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The Chinese rise in Latin America: tensions and opportunities
Americas, Argentina, Asia, Brazil, Chile, China, U.S

The Chinese rise in Latin America: tensions and opportunities

China's growing presence in Latin America has been one of the most intriguing geopolitical dynamics of recent decades. This increase in influence, marked by significant investments in infrastructure, trade and political cooperation, not only redefines economic relations in the region, but also provokes mixed reactions from other global powers, particularly the United States and the European Union. Investments and Influence China has directed considerable financial resources to Latin America, focusing on critical sectors like energy, mining, construction and technology. For example, in countries like Brazil and Peru, Chinese companies have invested billions in mining and infrastructure projects. These investments often come accompanied by conditions..
For a South American integration
Americas, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, OAS, Paraguay, Uruguay

For a South American integration

The leaders of the South American countries were in Brasilia for a meeting called by the Brazilian government. Regional cooperation and integration were the subjects discussed. The document released after the meeting, of nine paragraphs, announces only one decision: to establish a contact group, led by chancellors, for evaluating the experiences of South American integration mechanisms and the elaboration of a “road map” for the integration of South America. The need for South American integration is far from being a new issue. By the way, the very name of that portion of the Earth, "South America", already comes from an attempt to overcome concepts imposed from outside to within the region, as North Americans “Western Hemisphere”, or “Pan-Americanism”, in...
The need to integrate Brazil into regional agendas: the case of CELAC
Americas, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

The need to integrate Brazil into regional agendas: the case of CELAC

In 1983 Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela created a forum to mediate armed conflicts in Central America. At the time, the need for them to create forums for direct dialogue became clear., without the intermediation of other countries, if they really wanted to overcome the conflicts. It became known as the Contadora Group. (name of the island of Panama on which the meeting took place). In 1985 Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Uruguay joined the group and, created the Permanent Mechanism for Political Consultation and Conciliation in Latin America and the Caribbean, also known as the Rio Group. The Rio Group is not an international organization per se, insofar as it does not have a secretariat responsible for implementing and monitoring the proposals. However, it is an important space for concertation ...
The ideologization of Brazilian foreign policy: why do we need to relate to everyone?
Americas, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru

The ideologization of Brazilian foreign policy: why do we need to relate to everyone?

Photo: MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES / BBC News Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said he will not attend the inauguration of the president-elect in Chile., Gabriel Boric. The inauguration ceremony is scheduled for the day 11/03 and would easily allow Bolsonaro to go, honoring the Chilean government. The reason for this refusal lies in Boric's political position, which is left. It is not the first time that Bolsonaro has refused to go to a presidential inauguration in a Latin American country.. In 2019 Bolsonaro did not attend the inauguration of Argentine Alberto Fernández (note that our 17 In previous years, Brazilian presidents attended the inauguration, given the importance of the country for Brazilian international relations). In 2020 Bolsonaro also did not attend the inauguration of Bolivian Luis Arce, not even sending a rep...
Non-external intervention in elections and Brazil
Americas, Brazil, Chile

Non-external intervention in elections and Brazil

President-elect of Chile, Gabriel boric Not last sunday (19/12/2021) the new Chilean president was elected. After a fierce dispute between a leftist and a rightist, the victor was Gabriel Boric, Left deputy and former student leader. The elections were marred by problems such as the difficulty of public transport for people to vote, leading city halls to make official cars available so that people could vote. Side-by-side accusations of responsibility and impact on the election result were fired. However, the result was accepted by all. This case is just one more example of the differences between democratic processes found around the world.. Not only are the game rules valid in each country, also ...
And the ship goes (III) - Xi Jinping and the Second Summit of the New Silk Road
Asia, Austria, Chile, China, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Myanmar, Peru, Portugal, Russia

And the ship goes (III) - Xi Jinping and the Second Summit of the New Silk Road

Closed yesterday, in Beijing, the II Summit of the “Belt and Road Initiative” - the “New Silk Road” - the most ambitious project of this century, according to many analysts, for the realignment of the planet's geo-economy / geopolitics. As you recall, launched in 2013, por Xi Jiping, your goal is to create an economic belt, technological and cultural link uniting Asia with Europe and Africa, thus expanding the layout and scope of the original Silk Road, that drawn by the Chinese during the Han dynasty (check. II a.C / II d.C), was the great corridor through which goods from the East reached Europe. It's broken, that lasted until the Turks took Constantinople in 1453, was, as we know, the greatest commercial and civilizational link in history. The first summit of “Road ...