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It Looks Like the U.S. and Europe Are Now More Worried About China’s Growing Influence in LatAm Than Africa

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and China's President Xi Jinping shake hands before the 11th BRICS Summit at the Itamaraty palace on November 14, 2019 in Brasilia, Brazil. Pavel Golovkin / POOL / AFP

The Daily Mail’s sensationalist headline today (“China’s take-over in America’s back yard“) speaks to the mounting concern in U.S. and European capitals about China’s growing presence in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This latest wave of anxiety, at least in the media, appears to have been sparked by the news this week that China will upgrade Cuba’s power system.

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