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How China Is Courting New Latin American Partners

January 13, 2020

A decade that saw Chinese infrastructure break new ground in Latin America ended, ironically, with a nostalgic nod to the old soft-power playbook.

During a visit to Beijing in December, El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele celebrated the announcement of “gigantic” and “non-refundable” Chinese financing for a sports arena, a water treatment plant and a public library back home. The actual amount of support was left undisclosed. Not...

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