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THE US, CHINA AND THE BATTLE FOR LATIN AMERICA

May 01, 2018 - The Banker

US officials are becoming increasingly restless about China's growing presence in Latin America, and are attempting to persuade the countries of the region that Washington is better for its long-term future than Beijing. However, such messages do not always match the words of US president Donald Trump.

Mr Trump was scheduled to attend the Summit of the Americas in Peru in April, but cancelled at short notice, citing concerns over the deteriorating situation in Syria. Instead, US secretary ...