Ecuador is hosting the 2022 South American Defense Conference, an event that will bring together the continent's armed forces to address "global, transnational threats."
The plan for the U.S.-sponsored event includes an agreement on "cyberspace and the information domain.
The head of U.S. Southern Command (Southcom), Laura Richardson, is visiting South America in 2021 for the sixth time since taking office to participate in the so-called South American Defense Conference (Southdec), where U.S. forces aim to coordinate their positions with South American forces.
The conference, which has been held in other South American countries . . .