China Becomes Latin America’s Greatest Trading Partner

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China has become the number one trading partner for most Latin American countries. Twenty Latin American nations joined China’s Belt and Road initiative, in which China invests in a nation’s infrastructure to tie them through loans and debt. Dr. Evan Ellis, a Latin American expert at the U.S. Army War College, remarked how Latin America is vital for the U.S. strategic advantage in this hemisphere, which is America’s doorstep.