Forces in Latin America seeking national independence and socialism are increasingly interacting with China. Illustrating this was a recent speech by Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s former president, organised by Brazil’s School of Latin American and Global Studies. Rousseff spoke about China’s economic development and its influence in Latin America – and criticised the harmful role of Brazil and Latin America’s submission to the United States.
Right now the issue for the U.S. interventionist machinery in Nicaragua is the coming election to be held on 7 November 2021 with the likely victory of the FSLN. The US is desperate to discredit these elections by orchestrating a stream of media-oriented provocations that may allow it not to recognise the results.
The situation in Cuba is today the key to the situation in Latin America and is of crucial importance throughout the world. Defeat of Cuba, that is success of the US in its hybrid war, would be a huge step forward for the US in its fight against national independence in Latin America and throughout the world, and in the fight against the new cold war against China.
Bolsonaro has announced he will not relinquish the presidency at the 2022 election in the event of “election fraud”. This is the baseless pretext used in both the 2019 US-backed coup in Bolivia, and currently in Peru, where the election winner, Pedro Castillo, is being prevented from taking office.
The CIA director’s recent visit to Brazil appears to be part of an effort to contain and prevent ascendence of South American governments allied with, or sympathetic to, China.
As Biden escalates US aggression against China, opposing this cold war is increasingly discussed among leading progressives in Latin America. Relations between China and Latin American can aid the latter countries to pursue an independent foreign policy instead of being subject to US dictates.