El Salvador’s change will likely contribute to the sense of urgency of the remaining states that recognize Taiwan to follow the Salvadoran example and close a deal with the PRC before the opportunities for negotiating compensation for doing so dry up.
While a significant portion of the Latin American left continues to be driven by an anti-U.S., personalistic agenda, Lenin Moreno represents a principled branch of that left. The U.S. can and must learn to deal with leaders like him in a constructive fashion.
Many Latin American states recognize the appeal of national space programs, even if they lack the capital and material capacity to develop them. For many, space represents yet another tool for development.
Even though the outcome is a near-foregone conclusion, decision makers and analysts in the United States and the region must prepare for possible significant shifts in Venezuela following the May 20th elections.
We spoke to Margaret Myers, one of Global Americans’ 2018 New Generation of Public Intellectuals, to learn about her experience and her view on the future of Latin American dynamics with China and the United States.