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Japanese Finance in Latin America

The unprecedented expansion of credit from Chinese policy banks to Latin America has captured the attention of analysts and media alike. Against this backdrop, equally sizeable and growing Japanese lending ...

On the China-Mexico Rail Deal

The Chinese public continues to criticize Mexico’s cancellation last week of a prestigious railway deal with a consortium of Chinese and Mexican firms. After (then unconfirmed) news surfaced last Thursday that ...

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China’s Growing Presence in the Caribbean

China’s rapid economic growth and increasing international reach creates new possibilities for trade, investment and finance in the Caribbean, according to of Dragon in the Caribbean: China’s Global Re-dimensioning – ...

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Chinese Media Eye Venezuela Debt and Brazil Elections

The Inter-American Dialogue’s China and Latin America program is pleased to provide monthly reports on China’s media coverage of Latin America. Though still relatively limited, Chinese media reporting on Latin America has expanded in recent years. Coverage generally highlights economic opportunities in the region, high-level visits, and security and other challenges evident in certain Latin […]

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CORRECTION: Changes to China-Venezuela Loan Agreement

On October 20, 2014 the China and Latin America blog published an update on recent changes to the Venezuela-China Fund Agreement that contains several inaccuracies. The amended version below includes corrections based on new information: The China-Venezuela Joint Fund channels contributions from both governments to support social and economic programs in Venezuela. Chinese loans to […]

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Where is China’s Metals Industry Headed?

Latin America’s exports of metals and ores to China boomed over the past decade as China’s growth and urbanization fueled rapid demand growth for iron ore, copper, aluminum and other commodities. Chinese consumption of metals and minerals has increased dramatically, swelling from less than 10 percent of global demand in 1990 to nearly 50 percent […]

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Chinese Media Weigh In on Brazil’s Presidential Race

The Inter-American Dialogue’s China and Latin America program is pleased to provide monthly reports on China’s media coverage of Latin America. Though still relatively limited, Chinese media reporting on Latin America has expanded in recent years. Coverage generally highlights economic opportunities in the region, high-level visits, and security and other challenges evident in certain Latin […]

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Navigating Risk in Brazil’s Energy Sector

With presidential elections on the horizon, great uncertainty surrounds the future of Brazil’s energy policy. A new report from the Inter-American Dialogue finds that, in the face of many barriers to investment — from price controls and stringent local content stipulations to a lack of familiarity with local market dynamics — Chinese investors are moving at a […]

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