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9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles: Outcomes in 2022

... states would have had horrendous domestic political consequences for the current administration. Tellingly, the White House also refused to invite its Venezuelan “protégé” Juan Guaido—Joe Biden only had a telephone conversation with him. The refusal of several Latin American leaders to attend the Summit in person should be interpreted with care. Frequently, such a decision looked like a desire to trumpet their stance in Washington’s face, creating an opportunity for publicity, especially since most heads ...


A Russian Perspective on the Food Crisis

... hectares of fields have been deactivated. As for the alleged cases of grain stealing, we categorically reject such baseless accusations. It was clearly stated on June 7 by Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN secretary-general, that the organization ... ... contracts regarding shipments of agricultural products. We are aware of the importance of our wheat for the nations of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East . In the current agricultural year, our exports will amount to 37 million tons of grain, next ...


Slim Chance for US to be Successful in Summit of Americas

... triumphalism. Not surprisingly, the Clinton administration fully dominated in setting both the specific agenda of the event in Florida and the priorities for the new gathering at large. This was the time, when liberal models were swiftly spreading across Latin America; communist Cuba was almost completely marginalized in the continental politics and seemed to be very close to a regime change. Participants to the summit in Miami enthusiastically agreed to work on the Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) as ...


A South American NATO?

... Brazil, which covers a large part of the continent, is that of a large state – not by chance federal – projected like all the great contemporary states towards the future of large political and spatial aggregations. Today, states of this type are the USA, the People's Republic of China and Russia, demonstrating the importance of geographical dimensions in this particular historical context in which the globalization of goods, finance and human movements puts sovereignty of the small countries to the test. Latin America has always had unification as its implicit goal. This was the "big dream" of Simón Bolivar, the necessary outcome of the process of liberating the continent from the European colonial presence. The myth of Bolivarianism has long ...


The EU-CELAC Summit in Brussels: New Horizons or New Geopolitical Schemes?

... “unilateral measures,” such as the infamous Helms-Burton Act. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/Pixstream Alexander Korolkov, Tatiana Rusakova: Brazilian League for a Bear and a Panda Its most positive result, perhaps, appears to be the EU’s promise to conclude ... ... change, to work out new approaches to cooperation in the spheres of science and education and so on. The current situation in Latin America and the Caribbean urgently requires new and vigorous efforts on the part of the US and its European allies. The ...


A Panda and a Bear in the Caribbean

... billion from 1961 to 1991, the USSR turned a small island country into a militarily strong power with, perhaps, the best army in Latin America in the early 1990s. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the combat equipment of the Cuban revolutionary armed forces ... ... how the Cuban authorities skirted the ban, in view of the incident with the North Korean vessel in the summer of 2013 and accusations of China sending secret arms shipments to Havana sparked by the rumor that “at least three arms shipments were ...


The Pacific Alliance: the New Star among Integration Groupings

... in 2013) makes up half of the region’s total and significantly exceeds the turnover of the five Mercosur members, whose economies are more closed [2] . The average annual per capita income of the Alliance exceeds 10 thousand dollars and 14 thousand dollars in terms of the purchasing power parity. That's a pretty large market for foreign investors and exporters. Pacific Alliance member-countries enjoy the highest rates of economic growth in Latin America. In 2010-2013, the average annual GDP growth in Peru was 6 per cent, in Chile and Colombia – about 5 per cent, while in Panama and Costa Rica (both countries are in the process of becoming full members) – 9 and 5 per cent, respectively....


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