China has developed three distinct pillars toward Latin America: purchases of Latin American goods, Chinese investment in Latin America, and Chinese political solidarity with key Latin American governments.
This week sees the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act. Such was the impact of the legislation – and the radical movement of disabled people that it resulted from – in creating a political understanding of disability discrimination that it seems to have been with us for much longer.
The government of an advanced industrialised country may choose to engineer a sharp rise in unemployment in an attempt to restore profitability, or it may choose to try to cut wages. But both stratagems entail high risk. Combining the two is exceptionally high risk. Under the cloak of the public health crisis which their own policies have helped to create, the current government is attempting such a strategy.
What the votes and the polls tell us really happened in the US election.
China invests and provides grants in Latin America with no interference in the recipient countries’ policies. The US government pressures Latin American countries to cooperate with its global policy agenda and tries to force them to choose between Beijing and Washington.
After three years in office Macron’s reputations is damaged, due to his management of the Gilets Jaunes protests, pension reforms, the COVID pandemic, and his authoritarian stance. He has turned to a witch-hunt against Muslims and anyone fighting Islamophobia in advance of the 2022 presidential elections.