Latin America

The Latin American News section lists all articles about the latest news and analysis from Latin America

Venezuela’s Formal Abandonment of The Dollar Presents Both Opportunities And Challenges For China

Venezuela embraces the Chinese and pan-European currency as sanctions make the greenback untenable¬† This week Venezuela officially announced what was already a de-facto reality due to years of increasingly hostile sanctions from the US Treasury Department. Caracas will no longer sell its oil or conduct other forms of bilateral trade […]

Roger Waters Speaks Out Against Jair Bolsonaro And Discovers Brazil’s Extreme Wealth Gap In The Flesh

For the impoverished Brazilians whose favelas (slums) are within earshot of some of Brazil’s most wealthy neighbourhoods and most prestigious public locations, the Roger Waters concert dedicated to opposing the reactionary Presidential candidate¬†Jair Bolsonaro was clearly out of their price range. This is certainly not a criticism of Waters as […]

America’s Confrontational Approach to China is a Rejection of Realism

The age-old aphorism “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” can accurately describe China’s mentality towards both domestic matters and issues concerning cooperation with international partners. China’s model is one that transformed the world’s most populace nation from a place where at the turn of the 1980s 88% of all […]

China Warns Canada and Mexico That They Have Surrendered Their Sovereignty to The United States

When Mexico and later Canada signed the new United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), it represented more of a capitulation to Donald Trump than a genuine new era of NAFTA, the now expunged agreement between the three North American nations that was originally ratified in 1994. While the USMCA forces Canada […]

The Friendship Between Turkey’s Erdogan and Venezuela’s Maduro Renders Notions of “left and right” totally obsolete

While many of this year’s UN General Assembly speeches have been lacklustre compared to last year, some heads of state always deliver when called to the rostrum to offer their verdict on the state of the world and the role their nation ought to play in shaping it. Two such […]