Cuba and China
Frederick W. Stakelbeck, Jr. poses the question,
If an aggressive, Cold War-era Soviet Union made bilateral defense agreements with countries in Latin America; purchased large quantities of vital raw materials from Canada; obtained vast amounts of crude oil from Venezuela; and established ports in Cuba and Panama, would America have stood by and watched?
Read his article at Real Clear Politics, China and the Developing Cuban Crisis.
- importing more raw materials from the Western Hemisphere
- making significant investments in the region
- an increase in military-to-military contacts between China and several Latin American countries
As I mentioned yesterday, Venezuela’s been buying weapons, too.