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Eurasian Union and Latin America: how we will help each other

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Last November, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced his farewell to the Monroe Doctrine. Even if one considers the words of a high-ranking official to be banal flirtations with Latin America, they still mean that things in the back, that is, southern, US yard are not the best.


The whole epoch that lasted 190 years goes into the past. In 1823, the United States demanded that the whole world recognize its special rights in two American continents, initially planning to conquer the entire New World. In the XIX century, the United States annexed the Republic of Texas, then reduced the territory of Mexico by almost half, seized the Spanish colonies in the Caribbean - Cuba and Puerto Rico.

However, subsequently the territorial expansion to the south was stopped. Cultural differences of civilizations were too great for Latin America or a significant part of it to become part of the United States. Instead, the region fell under the neo-colonial, military-political, economic, and "democratic" control of Washington. For nearly two centuries, American embassies organized revolutions here, changed local governments, conducted financial experiments on a continental scale.

However, already in the 90 of the last century, an interesting tendency was revealed: after the fall of the USSR, US influence in Latin America does not increase, as is the case everywhere in the world, but decreases. The crisis of external control is obvious. And for us in this crisis lies the same chance as for the countries of South America.

Market at 8% of global GDP

Coming from under the umbrella of the umbrella, the Latin American states face at once two challenges. First, they need to address the issue of regional integration. Secondly, there is a need for external partnership - economic, military and political.

Naturally, both issues are interconnected. Interestingly, shortly before his death, Stalin met with the Ambassador of Argentina and probed the soil about the creation of the South American states of America. The diplomat answered him that there are prerequisites for the unification of the continent, but so far they are being extinguished by the United States, which are not interested in strengthening the countries of Latin America and their cooperation among themselves. With external support historical the development of the region even then could have gone differently.

Today in Latin America there are several associations, the integration of which is based not only on the economic, but also on the ideological foundation (which is a complex mixture of the Catholic spirit, Bolivarian socialism and linguistic community). This is Mercosur - a common market of five states, the leaders of which are Brazil and Argentina. This is the Bolivarian ALBA alliance from eight countries, in which Venezuela and Cuba occupy a leading position. Perhaps one of these unions will become a point of crystallization, around which the entire region will begin to unite.

On the other hand, the United States is trying to seize the lost initiative. Under their patronage in 2012, a new geopolitical project was created - the Pacific Alliance (Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica). Nothing has been decided yet; Washington is going to fight for its patrimony.

It would seem that we are with these American affairs? However, the logic of geopolitical positioning of Latin America is such that the more its countries leave from under Washington tutelage, the more intensively they are oriented towards economic and political cooperation with Russia, as well as with other post-Soviet states. And this is the market that makes up 8% of global GDP. That is, we are talking about the prospects for the export of goods, weapons and technology for decades to come.

Enough for everyone

Thanks to the “Belarusian intelligence” on the South American continent, we could have guessed about the decline of the Monroe doctrine and the opportunities opening up in the process even earlier. This is a special relationship between Belarus and Venezuela. Often, the nature of the latter was simplified to the friendship of the “two dictators” of modernity - Alexander Lukashenko and the late Hugo Chavez. Not without friendship, but the reasons for cooperation still go beyond any personal contacts.

In fact, Venezuela was looking for ways out to Russia. The fact that Lukashenko worked faster and removed the first dividends is his merit. As a result, Belarus and Venezuela today have more than 80 joint projects - from housing construction to oil production and truck assembly. However, in the future, the Venezuelan-Belarusian partnership should still grow into a Venezuelan-Russian one.

Already outgrowing, because the economy of a relatively small Belarus simply cannot provide the entire spectrum of scientific, technical, military tasks facing Venezuela (and, all the more, the entire Latin America). The famous saying about the Bolivar, which will not take out two, in this case is hardly appropriate. Projects enough for everyone.

The arms market in Latin America is a separate topic. Many experts believe that the region is on the verge of large-scale retrofitting. It can be said that the armies in the southern part of the Western Hemisphere were delayed with technical modernization, they still use the 60 – 70 weapons of the last century. However, a number of Latin American countries plan to correct this gap in the near future.

Over the past seven years, Russian exports weapons in the Western Hemisphere amounted to over 10 billion dollars. It is not very much. So, of all the arms exports in 2013 (13,2 billion dollars) to Latin America, one and a half billion fell to Latin America. Will this amount grow to the next seven years? This question should be answered not by gunsmiths, but by politicians.
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  1. Hs487
    Hs487 27 February 2014 09: 01
    +5
    Since the 90s, government officials have stated that they do not recognize Russia as having special interests with respect to the countries of the former USSR, so why should we recognize any special US interests in South and Latin America?
    1. Civil
      Civil 27 February 2014 09: 52
      -10%
      And where is the news about the new law according to which the police get the right to test for the presence of alcohol of any citizens, and not only drivers, round-ups in yards, porches, streets, beaches, rivers, for example, even if the driver is sober, everyone who has more than 0.16 ppm in car shall be subject to administrative punishment, up to arrest, as a group of persons in a state of intoxication.
      Soon they will be pulled out of the house for the slightest violation.
      Yesh on the discount noted dr, then they will take away near the entrance, even if there was a glass of wine)))
      We live in a fun time, here's a tax on air.
      1. Bezarius
        Bezarius 27 February 2014 10: 27
        +2
        Great news.
        1. alone
          alone 27 February 2014 19: 24
          +1
          Eurasian Union and Latin America: how we will help each other


          Quote: Bezarius
          Great news.

          The Eurasian Union still needs to be created, and then help each other.
      2. Refund_SSSR
        Refund_SSSR 27 February 2014 11: 05
        +4
        If the soul requires a drink:
        1. It was a question of checking only those pedestrians who violate traffic rules - so do not break.
        2. Drink in moderation! Tie up plump to unconsciousness.
        3. Take a taxi and / or accompanied by a sober friend.
      3. inkass_98
        inkass_98 27 February 2014 15: 08
        0
        And responsibility is not spelled out if you do not agree to purge. This is not a car, the driver will not be able to pick up.
      4. kot11180
        kot11180 27 February 2014 20: 14
        +1
        Great news, let there be a strong police so that when, God forbid, our Maidan begins, they don’t stop. But for Bukhara it is necessary to punish - do not drink and do not be afraid of anything. Civilian - your words smack of SWAMP strongly.
    2. Clegg
      Clegg 27 February 2014 10: 10
      -2
      Quote: Hs487
      Since the 90s, officials have stated that they do not recognize Russia’s special interests in relation to the countries of the former USSR

      How can one recognize that which is not?
      1. baltika-18
        baltika-18 27 February 2014 12: 27
        +1
        Pisak got divorced. Did the honorariums raise something?
        In Venezuela, the mess begins, the currencies of all developing countries showered, the ruble too, the outflow of capital from everywhere.
        So far, the Fed steers, that is, the dollar.
        That's when the ruble starts to steer, then it will be.
        In the meantime ..... the little article flashed, the couch strategist got a penny, we swam a little and ...... the next day we forgot Zharonkina, and the fact that he was in a hurry.
        Am I wrong?
  2. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 27 February 2014 09: 37
    +3
    from the Don.
    Actually, the message is very interesting, but what would the United States just leave South America like that? current Venezuela!
    1. AVV
      AVV 27 February 2014 10: 50
      +2
      Quote: borisjdin1957
      from the Don.
      Actually, the message is very interesting, but what would the United States just leave South America like that? current Venezuela!

      States have always been troubled around the world, and they will stir up, they like to fish in troubled waters, in this they are an exceptional country !!!
  3. Alex toll
    Alex toll 27 February 2014 09: 50
    +2
    Cool cool ! To arm the local Latin Ukraine))))) let Obama have fun !!! We will build PRO-Pro there in return!
    1. stroporez
      stroporez 27 February 2014 10: 01
      +1
      better, toss "Kalash" for "recoup Wall Street" all the same dead weight ....... and then gouge Congress about the "inadmissibility of violence" .........
  4. 787nkx
    787nkx 27 February 2014 10: 00
    0
    In Venezul, the mess is the same as in Ukraine.
    And Maduro theirs is not a fact that he can resolve everything.
  5. Name
    Name 27 February 2014 10: 02
    +3
    "In the XNUMXth century, the United States annexed the Republic of Texas, then reduced the territory of Mexico by almost half, and captured the Spanish colonies in the Caribbean - Cuba and Puerto Rico.", but the 21st century has shown that it is more and more difficult for amers to cope with the situations that they have generated ... Predictions are a thankless thing, but amers now, oh, how necessary it is to "catch" in America (as a continent!) to the Middle East and Eastern Europe (Ukraine-agony ..),by ourselves, to maintain integrity.And Russia should not linger!
  6. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 27 February 2014 10: 02
    +5
    The revitalization of the Russian, Belarusian, Kazakh and any other pro-Russian presence in South America is more desirable than ever.
    If we identify ourselves there in the perspective of rearmament of their armies, we will make many political statements in this region, then the United States will quickly cool down to our underbelly, because geopolitics will spread to their borderlands.
    Those. the US will begin to disperse its efforts both in the eastern and western hemispheres of the planet, and this will weaken the frenzied pressure on Russia and its neighbors, at least.
    And the deployment of military bases in that hemisphere is another step towards "pinching the tail" of the exclusive world hegemon. There, you look, and Europe will think about it and begin to bend its line without looking back at its big brother.
    1. Clegg
      Clegg 27 February 2014 10: 17
      +1
      Quote: mojohed2012
      the activation of the Russian, Belarusian, Kazakh and any other pro-Russian presence in South America

      Stop dreaming, huh?

      Kazakhstan does not even have embassies there, with the exception of Brazil. What kind of presence are you writing about?

      Nazarbayev eschewed Hugo Chavez, unlike Lukashenko.

      Nazarbayev is not going to be in an "anti-Western" club if you haven't figured it out yet. Means you do not understand anything in politics.
      1. mojohed2012
        mojohed2012 27 February 2014 10: 44
        +2
        Right I don’t understand anything.
        Only once Nazarbayev entered the Customs Union, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, what pro-Westernism can be shouted about?
        Of course, he can hint to the West - they say, we promise the carrot and we are to you, but then inconsistency in the policy of the republic will lead to a deterioration of the image in the eyes of the West and Russia, because they love and perceive only consistency and firmness.
        So, I see no reason to talk about what Nazabraev thinks and does in the Eastern Hemisphere. In fact, he is still in the camp of the East, not the West.
        1. Clegg
          Clegg 27 February 2014 10: 47
          0
          Quote: mojohed2012
          Only once Nazarbayev entered the Customs Union, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, what pro-Westernism can be shouted about?

          I don’t see the connection, TS is an economic project that is already decaying.

          CSTO is a defensive pact, also an amorphous organization. Where member countries can shell each other at the border laughing
          1. mojohed2012
            mojohed2012 27 February 2014 11: 45
            +1
            Yeah. It rots and rots. And here we are all super-experts and geniuses of the economy, who own all the issues of the CU and CSTO and we know for sure what. Yes, we can say anything here, but since the Republic of Kazakhstan is in the CU and the Collective Security Treaty Organization, then for the West everything is red.
          2. mojohed2012
            mojohed2012 27 February 2014 11: 52
            +1
            PS. I did not minus Slegg, someone apparently did not like such criticism.
            Well, some in the Republic of Kazakhstan believe that there is an option to quit the CU, the Collective Security Treaty Organization and withdraw from cooperation with the Russian Federation, but the West does not need Kazakhstan except to search for oil or lay pipes from the south to Europe.
            Why should Nazarbayev have the fate of Yanukovych, Milosevic or Mubarak, if this is definitely not the case with us.
  7. platitsyn70
    platitsyn70 27 February 2014 10: 10
    +3
    Quote: mojohed2012
    The revitalization of the Russian, Belarusian, Kazakh and any other pro-Russian presence in South America is more desirable than ever.
    If we identify ourselves there in the perspective of rearmament of their armies, we will make many political statements in this region, then the United States will quickly cool down to our underbelly, because geopolitics will spread to their borderlands.
    Those. the US will begin to disperse its efforts both in the eastern and western hemispheres of the planet, and this will weaken the frenzied pressure on Russia and its neighbors, at least.
    And the deployment of military bases in that hemisphere is another step towards "pinching the tail" of the exclusive world hegemon. There, you look, and Europe will think about it and begin to bend its line without looking back at its big brother.

    plus to this it is necessary to create a military bloc on the principle of NATO and negotiate with China. China without Russia is no one, but Russia without China is weak.
    1. Clegg
      Clegg 27 February 2014 10: 14
      0
      Quote: platitsyn70
      China without Russia, no one,

      fool wanted pluses?)))
  8. Clegg
    Clegg 27 February 2014 10: 12
    +1
    There will be no south states. America.

    There are pro-Western countries such as Chile and Colombia, and anti-Western Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia. And, between them, Portuguese-speaking Brazil.

    Oii will never find a common language.
    1. Semurg
      Semurg 27 February 2014 10: 35
      +3
      I don’t understand something. Russians think that the Eurasian Union is being built to come into conflict with the United States? Of course, you can conflict, but as a separate state, Russia is against the United States and the Republic of Kazakhstan will not participate in this conflict if the National Academy of Sciences does not finally break down on the basis of an alliance with the Russian Federation. The Republic of Kazakhstan so far as far as possible distances itself from all conflicts and builds good relations with all partners, and if Latin America has any interesting trade offers for the Republic of Kazakhstan, we are always glad, but we are not going to undermine the United States.
      1. Clegg
        Clegg 27 February 2014 10: 45
        +2
        Quote: Semurg
        RK so far distances itself from all conflicts

        With our geopolitical position, population and territory, it is generally destructive for us to engage in any kind of confrontation, and even more so against Western countries.

        Quote: Semurg
        you can of course flank, but as a separate state, Russia against the United States

        No, unfortunately we are in the CSTO. So automatically get involved, you need to leave this organization.
        1. mojohed2012
          mojohed2012 27 February 2014 10: 55
          +1
          Come out. Only when the streets are shouting Allah-Akbar and shooting, and drones fly through the air and bomb "militants" without understanding where is peaceful and where not, then many will regret.
      2. mojohed2012
        mojohed2012 27 February 2014 10: 50
        +2
        We respect the choice of the Republic of Kazakhstan and its President Nazarbayev and the Kazakh people.
        Nobody says that the RK states that it is categorically against the West and the USA.
        Why flog a fever? And Putin does not shout with foam at the mouth "We will bomb you and we will see you!" It would be stupid, but undercover negotiations are ongoing, both within the Customs Union and within the CSTO.
        Russia will not abandon the Republic of Kazakhstan if (as the state and Western experts have already openly stated) Wahhabis and other Mujahideen will climb into the Republic of Kazakhstan from the south.
        So C-300 was delivered free of charge and will be delivered again.
        The economy of Kazakhstan and Russia are already closely connected, therefore, slogans need not be announced. No one draws the Republic of Kazakhstan into a war or confrontation with the United States. But it can happen when it doesn’t work out on the side, with all due respect to Mr. Nazabraev.
        1. Semurg
          Semurg 27 February 2014 12: 33
          +2
          for Mujahideen shoot from s-300 expensive pleasure do not you find? Our all-oil and gas production switched to Western technology, and we sell it there, and why should we chop the branch on which we sit? start to conflict with the West for what, what would change the Western oligarchs on Russian? Well, I don’t think that GDP will turn out to be so stupid that it will be drawn into a war with the West, I think the NAS will dodge such a prospect if it comes to a conflict laughing . By the way, the world is not black and white where the Russian Federation is in white and the United States is in black, the world is multicolored and the Kazakhs are happy that we have the opportunity to be part of this multicolored world, and not how to live in a black and white world with an alliance.
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          1. Zymran
            Zymran 27 February 2014 12: 37
            0
            In my opinion, a very informative conversation that reveals what the NAS wants

            7. (S) General Petraeus told President Nazarbayev Kazakhstan's special relationship with Russia is not a problem for the United States. "It's not a zero-sum game for us. You can have good relations with Russia and China as well as with us." Nazarbayev said he fully agreed, adding, "I tell Russia and China we have our own resources. We are Kazakhs. We were colonized for over 500 years, first by the Golden Horde, then by the western Chinese, then by Russia. We ' ve been independent for only 17 years, and we do not want to be colonized again. We will never be 'under' Russia or China. We have enough resources and a reasonably educated population to make our own choices. We want stability, development, and cooperation. We all have to have Russia 'inside the tent.' I'd like the United States and the European Union to help with this. " 8. (S) Nazarbayev said the West had made real mistakes after the collapse of the Soviet Union by not treating Yeltsin with respect. He said Yeltsin had once gone to the NATO-Russia Council where he had been "teased." Nazarbayev explained Russia has great, but now injured, pride. It was once a great empire, and Russian soldiers had played a large role in winning the Great Patriotic War (WW II), but the West seems to refuse to understand this. For Russia, maintained Nazarbayev, "face" is everything. Nazarbayev said he had frequently told President Medvedev that being an energy superpower is not enough; it's essential to develop international leadership with a spirit of cooperation. Nazarbayev said Medvedev was "almost there," but then the "Georgia mistake happened." Nazarbayev concluded, "If the new US administration has a wise response to Russia, I'd be glad to help" with the relationship. 9. (S) NOTE: While waiting for Nazarbayev to enter the meeting room, General Petraeus ask Foreign Policy Adviser Sarybay why Kazakhstan had moved its capital from Almaty to ASTANA 00000094 003 OF 003 Astana. Sarybay answered, "There are probably 20 different reasons people give. In fact, in the first few years of independence, several maps appeared that made our northern border unclear, and so the President 'planted the flag.'" This is the first time we are aware that a senior official has confirmed Nazarbayev moved his capital to prevent Russian nationalists from annexing the northern third of Kazakhstan, which hotheads, including some in the Duma at that time, claimed was historically part of Russia. END NOTE.


            http://www.wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09ASTANA94_a.html
            1. Clegg
              Clegg 27 February 2014 13: 46
              0
              Quote: Zymran
              We are Kazakhs. We were colonized for over 500 years, first by the Golden Horde, then by the western Chinese, then by Russia. We've been independent for only 17 years,

              Were a colony of the Golden Horde ?! =) Well, of course he came and gave us independence))))))))))

              Quote: Zymran
              his is the first time we are aware that a senior official has confirmed Nazarbayev moved his capital to prevent Russian nationalists from annexing the northern third of Kazakhstan, which hotheads, including some in the Duma at that time, claimed was historically part of Russia

              Well, that’s clear, I agree with the translation. But it was necessary to make only the administrative center and nothing more. And so for the people's money they want to build Dubai ((
      3. Zymran
        Zymran 27 February 2014 11: 57
        +3
        Quote: Semurg


        I don’t understand something. Russians think that the Eurasian Union is being built to come into conflict with the United States?


        This is a hamster run. Putin is far from being a stupid politician.

        Here is a picture in the subject

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    3. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 27 February 2014 10: 52
      0
      Even if the anti-statist countries of South America bend their monolithic line in foreign policy, this will be something and the United States will close their eyes to it and will not be able to give up a hand.
  9. shelva
    shelva 27 February 2014 11: 04
    0
    The end of the Monroe Doctrine is the beginning of the end of the half-world domination of the Americans. Russia has everything to replace them in South America. This is a great opportunity to pull the Americans in the sphere of influence.
  10. Kustanayets
    Kustanayets 27 February 2014 19: 15
    0
    There China is already nimble.