Latin America Could Turn to Russia, China in Wake of Trade Split With US

The governments of some Latin American countries have signaled that they are ready to “break their dependence” on the United States; Russia and China could play a key role in the region, Venezuelan political analyst Ernesto Wong told Sputnik Mundo. In an interview with Sputnik Mundo, Venezuelan political analyst Ernesto Wong said that in Latin America,Continue reading “Latin America Could Turn to Russia, China in Wake of Trade Split With US”

Uruguay and Chile, least corrupt countries in LAC region says Transparency International

In Latin America, Uruguay leads with a ranking of 21, followed by The Bahamas and Chile both in 24th place, and Venezuela figures at the bottom. Over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories in this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index fall below the midpoint of a scale spanning 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean),Continue reading “Uruguay and Chile, least corrupt countries in LAC region says Transparency International”

China Seizes Opportunities in Latin America

China has big plans for Latin America—plans that seem to reflect China itself: massive and ambitious. There are plans for a $10 billion, 3,300-mile-long transcontinental railroad snaking through the jungles of the Amazon river basin and over the highest mountain range in Latin America, linking the Atlantic shore to the Pacific. There’s talk of aContinue reading “China Seizes Opportunities in Latin America”

India Looks to Boost Access to Latin America, Eyes $100 bn in Trade

In a bid to ease hurdles and open up access to new frontiers, the government aims to enhance connectivity with Latin American (LatAm) countries — a move which will ease the long-standing demand of various nations. Trade volume could easily go up to $100 billion. Sources in the government told FE, “At the recently concludedContinue reading “India Looks to Boost Access to Latin America, Eyes $100 bn in Trade”