Category Archives: The Americas

China’s Global Ambitions, With Loans and Strings Attached – The New York Times

The country has invested billions in Ecuador and elsewhere, using its economic clout to win diplomatic allies and secure natural resources around the world. By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and KEITH BRADSHERJULY 24, 2015 “EL CHACO, Ecuador — Where the Andean foothills … Continue reading

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Who is the Flake Republican, helping Obama on his new Cuban opening?

“A descendant of Mormon pioneers who grew up in a family of 11 children on a cattle ranch in a small Arizona town, Snowflake (named for his ancestors), Mr. Flake, 52, is mild mannered and with a wry sense of … Continue reading

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