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US draws anti-China line in the sands of Jamaica

US draws anti-China line in the sands of Jamaica Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (16 February 2020) — China’s rapid economic and geopolitical march through Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has been particularly problematic for the US. The countries of the hemisphere are in America’s geographic backyard, and any increase in influence by China, or by any major economic or military global competitor in the region is considered to be a threat to US national security. President Donald...

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Pompeo’s visit to Jamaica shatters any hope of Caribbean unity

Pompeo’s visit to Jamaica shatters any hope of Caribbean unity Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (20 January 2020) – The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s agenda in visiting Jamaica on January 21st is to pursue the Trump administration’s geopolitical agenda in the hemisphere, and in particular to ensure continued support in the Organization of American States (OAS). With the exception of the five Caribbean leaders invited to Mar-a-Lago by president Donald Trump, as a token of appreciation...