Similar to the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental disasters hit marginalized communities the hardest. Not just because they are more exposed to risk, but because of social vulnerabilities and inequalities that prevent them from responding to these events.
Latin America has gone global, but not just in its trade and diplomacy. A growing number of governments are copying from autocrats around the world how to restrict democratic civil society. Sadly, democrats in the region have been slow to react.
In just over a decade, China has become a global leader in development finance. China has established a number of bilateral and multilateral funds across the world, in addition to two policy banks. China has also led efforts to establish new multilateral development banks that promise to provide significant financing capabilities into the regime as well.