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Brazil and the irresistible Chinese march through Latin America

Brazil and the irresistible Chinese march through Latin AmericaThe conflict that has arisen between Brazil and the United States because of the espionage of the NSA, the CIA and other special services, highlighted the presence of deep crisis tendencies in the relations between the “single superpower” and Latin America. The provocation of wars in Africa and Asia to establish control over countries rich in hydrocarbon deposits, the initial successes of this aggressive strategy, the illusion of permissiveness caused a kind of dizziness in the leadership circles of the United States. The reliance on brute force led to a noticeable "stupidity" (no other definition!) Of Washington's foreign policy, the use of threats instead of constructive dialogue and balanced reasoning. Even external adherence to political correctness has become a useless anachronism for American diplomats.

This may explain the harsh reaction of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to the actual refusal of the Obama administration to apologize for the espionage activities in the country and to ensure that this will not happen in the future. For the Brazilian leadership, all attempts by Washington to get away from a concrete discussion of the problem are equivalent to the manifestation of imperial arrogance and hostility. If the Brazilians had any hopes for an “equal partnership” with the United States in the twenty-first century, it is now over with them. Theoretically, such a partnership could ensure that Washington maintains its position in South America. However, the Obama administration stupidly missed its chance and thus largely facilitated further penetration of non-regional powers into the continent.

Against the background of the Syrian failure, which revealed the dirty methods of Washington in organizing “humanitarian interventions,” the failure of the Obama administration in Brazil is not so noticeable, but for the countries of the Western Hemisphere it has a landmark character. Finally, the Brazilians have publicly demonstrated that they are dissatisfied with the hostile actions of the United States. Previously, difficult issues came down on the brakes, were solved at the insistence of Washington "through diplomatic channels," that is, indulged in oblivion. US diplomats and intelligence officers perceived the political correctness of the Brazilian leadership in principle for weakness and lack of political will. More than once, the Brazilian authorities (during the presidency of Inacio Lula da Silva) limited themselves to “moderate notations” even when they had evidence of the concrete subversive activities of the Americans. Suffice it to recall the operations of the US special services for the preparation of the rejection of Amazonia under the pretext of "preserving in the interests of mankind" strategic reserves of fresh water.

Against the backdrop of growing criticism in Brazilian society about the United States, President Dilma Rousseff is expanding relations with China, this time without a traditional regard for Washington’s possible reaction. China - one of the partners of Brazil in the framework of BRICS - skillfully uses the capabilities of this association to strengthen its position in the country. The Obama administration has no leverage to prevent this. All US resource capabilities are thrown to hold their positions in the oil-producing countries of Africa and Asia, to maintain pressure on Syria and Iran. The US is gradually losing political and economic influence in Latin America, and powerful competitors fill the void.

If we analyze the intensity of the visits of high-level Chinese leaders to the continent, then Beijing, of course, holds first place in this regard. As a rule, visits are well prepared, conclude with the signing of specific agreements and, most importantly, these agreements are consistently implemented. The Chinese at the turn of the millennium promised Latin America to implement a program of investment in the region's economy. The program is being successfully implemented - from Mexico to Chile, from Ecuador to the island states of the Caribbean. Without much advertising, step by step, the Chinese are mastering the region, demonstrating the effectiveness of their industry, space potential, technologies for the production of modern weapons and agriculture. The United States can only wage an increasingly noisy campaign to increase the "yellow threat" on the continent, but the Chinese almost do not react to it. They are confident in their abilities. And this is another proof that China has come to the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, for a long time, more correctly, to say forever.

Experts predict a further consolidation of Brazilian-Chinese relations. Dilma Rousseff seems to give a signal to other countries: now there are favorable conditions for leaving imperial care, searching for alternative development and cooperation without ultimatums and dictate. In Latin America, unions of states have been created - UNASUR, SELAC, ALBA and others, for which the fundamentally independent foreign policy and trade and economic course of Brazil will become the second birth. Previously, many decisions of these associations were taken with an eye to the position of Brazil, who does not want to aggravate relations with Washington. In particular, on the formation of the South American defense system. The need for it has matured. The United States will sooner or later be ousted from foreign territories, but they will oppose this with all their might. Is this why dozens of US military bases have already been created in Latin America?
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  1. AVV
    AVV 3 October 2013 13: 13
    The collapse of America in both economics and diplomacy is obvious! Soft power at work!
    1. smel
      smel 3 October 2013 16: 34
      Exactly ... The Americans lost the voynushka quietly. The result of this war is obvious - despite the military might, this "exceptional" people turned out to be vulnerable due to the endless provocation of military conflicts around the world, the desire to master all the information in the whole world and the constant contemplation of their greatness. Vulnerable is that this exclusivity is slowly being pushed by other, no less ambitious and responsible states, away from the first row when dividing the pie
  2. Essenger
    Essenger 3 October 2013 15: 28
    Wait and see the battle of the titans.
    1. xetai9977
      xetai9977 3 October 2013 18: 32
      I bet on China for sure!
      1. Essenger
        Essenger 4 October 2013 09: 35
        Quote: xetai9977
        I bet on China for sure!

        I will root for the Americans
    2. old man54
      old man54 3 October 2013 22: 55
      Quote: Essenger
      Wait and see the battle of the titans.

      definitely see !! and it will be a battle between China and the USA, but not economic of course! hi
  3. Scorpio
    Scorpio 3 October 2013 15: 37
    China is striking South America with great strides, while ours are sleeping. There would be no wedge, take advantage of the situation, but no. It’s even a shame
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 3 October 2013 15: 53
      How could it not happen that before, Latin Americans did almost everything with an eye on the United States, and in the future with an eye on China? "A holy place is never empty," but why is China better for Lat. America?
  4. a52333
    a52333 3 October 2013 16: 36
    China with great strides dissecting South America, and ours are sleeping.
    Well, let's start by not sleeping. The weapon is delivered. the oil industry concluded a contract with Venisuela. Competitive products and services are coming. Another point is that there are not many such goods and services. It is sad.
    1. smiths xnumx
      smiths xnumx 3 October 2013 16: 55
      Well, so China supplies, moreover, to Venezuela:
      16 combat training aircraft K-8W Karakorum, as of 2012. In 2008, 18 K-8Ws were purchased, 2 of which crashed: one crashed in 2010 and one in 2012

      8 Shaanxi Y-8C transport aircraft - An-12 analogue,

      8 anti-submarine Harbin Z-9C / D helicopters,

      10 JYL-3 1D radars for Venezuelan air defense forces,
      amphibious tanks Type 63A, for marine infantry MLRS SR5, self-propelled mortars NORINCO CS / SM4.

      Negotiations are underway with China to repair 3 Italian Lupo-class frigates
      In addition, NORINCO Venezuela acquired 141 units of armored vehicles for the National Guard, the delivery of vehicles began in December 2012. These vehicles include 10 armored vehicles for command personnel (their model is not reported), 111 armored transport vehicles for the transportation of personnel (4x4 VN-4), 10 armored vehicles with a WTC-1b water cannon and 10 special vehicles. machines with a mine trawl (ABV), according to the Spanish news agency
      1. GHG
        GHG 4 October 2013 03: 14
        Incidentally, Ecuador flew into South America laughing
        The Ecuadorian Ministry of Defense has canceled the contract with the Chinese company CETC for the supply, installation and configuration of the YLC-2V and YLC-18 radars, Jane's reported. The reason for the termination of the deal, the amount of which was $ 60 million, was the inoperability of the delivered radars.
  5. NEMO
    NEMO 3 October 2013 16: 40
    the initial successes of this aggressive strategy, the illusion of permissiveness, dazzled successes in US leadership. Betting on brute force led to a notable "Stupidity" (there is no other definition!) Washington foreign policy

    Betting on permissiveness led to "Stupid" ?!actually "Reasoning" and was not observed, an extreme example of the use of "old-fashioned" methods in the recruitment of agents - the third secretary of the political department of the US Embassy Ryan Fogle:
    In an old wig, with a compass in his pocket, with a penknife, pepper spray and with three pairs of glasses, and his absurd equipment was supplemented by an envelope with a large amount of money.
    He simply personifies the general "grandfather" US foreign policy, only on a different level bully
  6. Troy
    Troy 3 October 2013 16: 50
    We would have such patriots of our country in the leadership, as in China, that would have healed!
  7. Yun Klob
    Yun Klob 3 October 2013 17: 41
    Where are our leaders looking? Or is it already that the industry of pronanotechnology has nothing to offer?
  8. alekseyal
    alekseyal 3 October 2013 18: 14
    More and more countries are striving to free themselves from the dictates of the United States.
    It's time to give up the dollar.
    GREAT RUSSIA 3 October 2013 18: 39
    Although we have good relations with China. We should not consider them as friends. Their interests coincide with ours only temporarily. They want Siberia. We should not forget that the Chinese are the most cunning. They have not forgotten our clashes with the USSR and the times of the Russian Empire. That's the point moments are waiting to strike in the back.
  10. voliador
    voliador 3 October 2013 18: 45
    It’s bad that ours are not scurrying in the direction of Latin America.
    1. alone
      alone 3 October 2013 19: 37
      Well, if someone from Latin America wants to get closer to Russia, then first you need to make a list of countries that can do this.
      Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador. of these, the most solvent Venezuela, which buys Russian military equipment for loans from Russia !! what
  11. Troy
    Troy 3 October 2013 19: 53
    It seems to me that many South American countries are happy to work with us, but our kickbacks, etc. ,,,,,,,
    GREAT RUSSIA 3 October 2013 21: 34
    RUSSIA would have good prospects for developing relations with Latin American countries, they still have it. However, the fact is that Latin American countries cooperate with us from outside the United States, hoping for our protection. Look, only small countries want to cooperate with us .And China has one task: Pumping out as many resources as possible from these countries, while leaving them with nothing. Chinese politics are pragmatic, but if you look soberly they are full Egoists. And they are reluctant to go to alliances.
  13. 006 Feliks
    006 Feliks 4 October 2013 03: 41
    Quote: Essenger
    Wait and see the battle of the titans.

    I agree) Let them fight, of course, but the main thing is that we do not have to participate in this battle!