Brazil Weekly

How China is reshaping its financial presence in Latin America

This week, how the Latin America-China relationship is evolving. And Brazil’s major accomplishment in space research.

China changing its relationship with Latin America

During the commodities boom of the 2000s, Chinese state-owned banks became a major source of funding for Latin American countries — and for the most fragile economies, they represented a financial lifeline. However, new research from Boston University and the Inter-American Dialogue, a U.S.-based think tank, suggests that this could be a bygone era.

  • Financing commitments to Latin American countries by China’s two main lenders — the China Development Bank (CDB) and the Export-Import Bank of China...

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