Archive for the ‘Nicaragua’ Category

Using American Economic Power to Fix the Border Crisis

Via The American Conservative, commentary on the potential for the U.S. to use economic influence in Nicaragua to help build power in Latin America: The U.S. is under invasion by millions of migrants in an assault that mocks its laws, tests its compassion, and costs its taxpayers over $450 billion per year. The next U.S. president must […]

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China’s Rapidly Growing Presence in Central America

Via The Diplomat, a look at how – in the past six years – China’s presence in the region has exploded, with worrying consequences for Central America’s governance norms: Credit: Depositphotos On August 21, Parlacen, the parliament of the six-nation Central American Integration System, voted to revoke Taiwan’s permanent observer status and admit China as an […]

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A Warm July in China-Nicaragua Relations

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a look at how an impending free trade agreement – and repeated visits from President Daniel Ortega’s son to Beijing – may presage even closer ties between Beijing and Managua: An eventful July in China-Nicaragua relations kicked off with the fourth round of negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA), which were held […]

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Global Remittances Hit New Record: Fueled by Record Migration, Prop Up Autocrats

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a report on the growing scale and importance of remittances to the developing world, which hit a record $647 billion, aiding the poor but helping keep strongmen from Nicaragua to Tajikistan in power: More people than ever are migrating worldwide, with millions of people sending home record amounts of cash […]

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China Expands Its Economic Reach Into The United States’ Backyard

Via East Asia Forum, an article on China expanded economic reach into Central and South America: In early March 2023, General Laura Richardson, head of the United States Southern Command, told a US congressional hearing that Chinese actions in South America posed a threat to US safety. According to General Richardson, China is on a […]

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Nicaragua’s Proposed Canal: A Man, A Plan— And Little Else

Via The Economist, an interesting article on Nicaragua’s proposed canal mega project: NOT since the civil war of the 1980s have so many helicopters been clattering over remote parts of Nicaragua. But now the guys squinting down through the tree canopy are in suits: lawyers and business consultants from the United States, Australian engineers, British […]

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