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The United States Is Ignoring Latin America. China Isn’t.

If the United States wants to get serious about competing with China and demonstrating itself as a global leader, it cannot continue to ignore its own backyard.

Argentine president Alberto Fernández was not in Beijing simply to take in the Winter Games, or just to lay a wreath at the memorial of Chairman Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square.

  • Joe Bauer
  • The Atlantic

Instead, Fernández was on hand alongside Chinese leader Xi Jinping to announce that his country would officially be joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Argentina would be just the latest Latin American country to join Xi’s pet project, a massive infrastructure and development scheme, joining the…

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