‘No to the canal!’ Nicaraguans protest the proposed building of a canal through Nicaragua – one of the Chinese-backed projects mentioned in US researcher Evan Ellis’s new book. Photograph: Esteban Felix/AP
- New book argues Chinese firms’ presence in Latin America focuses on the most environmentally-damaging sectors.
By David Hill*
December 24, 2015.- Question: when did contemporary political and media debate start on China’s “entry” into the Western hemisphere? Answer: January 1997, when Panama awarded concessions to a Chinese company to operate port facilities on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts at both ends of the Panama Canal, just after having obtained control of it from the US. Seguir leyendo…