Ante un Estados Unidos cada vez mas retraído de América Latina, el liderazgo de China en el plano comercial es incuestionable. Pero ¿será suficiente para penetrar la arena política? Alemania tiene un as bajo la manga que ya empezó a hacerlo jugar.
In switching allegiance from Taiwan to PRC, President Varela will likely bring more investment and support for his country. But is it a security risk for the U.S. in the region and its interests in the Canal?
President Moreno may not be a newfound ally for the U.S., but he is a reminder that today the greatest challenges to U.S. interests in the region aren’t ideological but criminality, poor governance and populism.
The debate should no longer be about how democratic or authoritarian the government of Nicolas Maduro has become. It should be how criminal it’s become—a question that opens up a whole new set of policy challenges.