Laureano Ortega Murillo (left), son of and advisor to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, left, and Chinese vice foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu in December. Photo: AP
Laureano Ortega Murillo (left), son of and advisor to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, left, and Chinese vice foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu in December. Photo: AP
China trade

China slowly undercutting US influence in Latin America with 5 ‘new factor’ trade deals

  • Beijing has made progress over trade deals with Ecuador, Uruguay, Panama, Colombia and Nicaragua, having already penned agreements with Chile, Costa Rica and Peru
  • The US is seen to have ‘effectively lost its key role with every country south of Costa Rica’ having counted much of Central and South America as political allies

Laureano Ortega Murillo (left), son of and advisor to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, left, and Chinese vice foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu in December. Photo: AP
Laureano Ortega Murillo (left), son of and advisor to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, left, and Chinese vice foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu in December. Photo: AP
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