The Kremlin has long supported governments that the United States outlaws. An article by author Caroline C. Cowen in the National Interest describes how the governments of Nicolás Maduro and Daniel Ortega, which like all other countries, desperately need money and credit for their development and prosperity, are asking Russia and Cuba for military support.
Russia's support in the region has been joined by China, which has played an essential role in lending, investing, and buying commodities over the past two decades.
Beijing provided Venezuela with US$62.2 billion in loans between 2007 and 2016. China's . . .