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China Makes Effective 5bn Dollars Loan to Venezuela for 'Development Plans'

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China has awarded Venezuela 5 billion dollars for unspecified “development plans,” President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday, approximately three months after an official visit to China. According to published reports, the loan is part of a 10 billion deal to be completed in the following months.

Foreign Agents

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At the end of last year, China introduced a draft law that forbids foreign NGOs that engage in activities contrary to "Chinese society's moral customs." In Russia, organizations that receive foreign funding must register as "foreign agents." Egypt, Bolivia, Eritrea, and Zimbabwe have passed similar measures. These governments see malign motives behind many of these foreign-financed initiatives. Are they right to be worried?

Obama's Caribbean Outreach Comes As China Expands Influence

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Opening a three-day trip to the Caribbean and Central America, President Barack Obama hopes to capitalize on mutual needs in the face of expanding Chinese influence and weakening power by Venezuela, once the energy juggernaut of the Americas.

Cuban Deputy Culture Minister Visits Venezuela

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We're making a working visit to Venezuela, primarily for sharing with the cultural authorities of the country and to publicize the work of Cuban collaborators of the Cultural Mission Corazon Adentro, Fernando Rojas, Deputy Minister of Culture of Cuba, said in Venezuela.

China’s Financial Diplomacy Rich but Rash

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China has dramatically scaled up its global loan book over the past five years by dealing with countries largely ignored by Western lenders, whether for political reasons (Russia) or economic (Argentina). 

An Ailing Venezuela Trims Oil Diplomacy

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Some Caribbean and Central American countries are bracing for cutbacks in shipments of cut-rate oil from Venezuela, as Caracas struggles with sliding crude prices and a spiraling economic crisis.

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