Latin America

How Latin America sees the Russia-Ukraine conflict

From the condemnation of Russia to skepticism of the West, the region's stance on the war is more varied than a recent UN vote suggests

russia María del Carmen Squeff, Argentina's permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks before the UN General Assembly.
María del Carmen Squeff, Argentina’s permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks before the UN General Assembly. Photo: Manuel Elías/UN Photo

Latin American countries broadly condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at the United Nations General Assembly, as the UN passed a resolution on Wednesday describing the military actions as a violation of international law and an act of aggression. The resolution “demands that Russia immediately, completely, and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.” It also condemns Russia’s decision to “increase the readiness of its nuclear forces.”

Governments from left to right — including all the region’s major economies — joined the 141 affirmative votes registered in the UN emergency session, more...

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