Analysis: China’s unchecked investment and power buildup in Latin America is leading to significant risks

Over the past two decades, companies from China have invested US$160 billion U.S. dollars in Latin America. China is seeking to "rewire" the region for its own economic advantage, secure access to raw materials and markets, capture value creation, and focus on "connectivity."

Over the past two decades, companies from the People's Republic of China (PRC) have US$160 billion in Latin America.

Twenty-one countries have committed to China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

The "New Silk Road Initiative" is a foreign policy concept of the Chinese government to integrate the economic areas of Asia (with China at the center), Europe, and Africa.

In continuation of the strategies for the development of China's western provinces ("Go West") and the internationalization of Chinese companies ("Going out"), the Chinese government is focusing on investments in the construction of roads, railroad lines . . .

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