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2018-08-18 Caribbean-Latin America
James Mattis: Latin American countries selling out their sovereignty to Russia, China
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Posted by Besoeker 2018-08-18 06:52|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [440 views ]  Top

#1 Let them spend their resources on unstable and economically stagnate 3rd world s***holes.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-08-18 07:50||   2018-08-18 07:50|| Front Page Top

#2 China is establishing control over strategic resources wherever it can. It also has a long history of taking over as the merchant class in third world countries. They play a very strong long game.
Posted by Glenmore 2018-08-18 09:31||   2018-08-18 09:31|| Front Page Top

#3 Venezuela: "Look! Chinese merchants food!"
Posted by Frank G 2018-08-18 10:05||   2018-08-18 10:05|| Front Page Top

#4 Frank: China buys Venezuelan oil at something like a third of the market price and resells it to the US at the market price, as the terms of the loans they give to them to keep the economy afloat. Venezuela is basically a Chinese colony now, one where members of the Chinese Communist Party are allowed to make real money but native Venezuelans aren't.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2018-08-18 12:09||   2018-08-18 12:09|| Front Page Top

#5 nothing new here, start reading up on your Chinese history gentlemen
Posted by 746 2018-08-18 12:21||   2018-08-18 12:21|| Front Page Top

#6 Yeah, but given the history of turmoil in South America, investments from the Chinese could turn around and dry up in a hurry. They have no force projection there. To the locals, it's just the new Power to mooch off of. Same as always.
Posted by Charles 2018-08-18 12:30||   2018-08-18 12:30|| Front Page Top

#7 They have special forces in Venezuela, I would presume to provide backup for the rent-a-thugs from Cuba providing backups to all the national guard guys who actually get food for being pro-regime thugs.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2018-08-18 13:10||   2018-08-18 13:10|| Front Page Top

#8 When they and their families get slaughtered whacked, we'll know it's Societal Game On™
Posted by Frank G 2018-08-18 16:46||   2018-08-18 16:46|| Front Page Top

#9 How nations fail
Posted by Alaska Paul 2018-08-18 17:34||   2018-08-18 17:34|| Front Page Top

#10 Abandoned because payments on our debt don't allow us to give them money anymore, maybe?
Posted by gorb 2018-08-18 22:27||   2018-08-18 22:27|| Front Page Top

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