Latin America Weekly

🇨🇳 Chinese influence, Peru crisis, Colombian inflation

Hello, and welcome to the Latin America Weekly newsletter! In this issue: Argentina closer to the Chinese. Another cabinet for Castillo in Peru. Anti-inflation is the name of the game in Colombia.

Argentina is now biggest Belt and Road partner in Latin America

chinese belt and road President Alberto Fernández of Argentina meets China's Xi Jinping in Beijing on February 6. Relations between the will get stronger. Photo: Casa Rosada/CC-BY 2.5-AR
President Alberto Fernández of Argentina meets China’s Xi Jinping in Beijing on February 6. Relations between the will get stronger. Photo: Casa Rosada/CC-BY 2.5-AR

Chinese influence in Latin America continues to expand, as Argentina signed on to become the latest partner of President Xi Jinping’s flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Why it matters. Argentina is the largest Latin American economy to do so.

New Silk Road. The BRI is a global scheme to export Chinese capital and technology and develop...

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