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China in Latin America

US promises shift from military focus in Latin America

The United States has focused too much on security over other assistance in Latin America, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday.

U.S. bets on Latin America to counter China’s influence

The United States is exploring public works investment projects to counter China's influence in the region.

Taiwan warns Honduras against ‘flashy, false’ China promises

Taiwan warned Honduras against "flashy and false" promises by China after the Latin American nation's main opposition party vowed to switch diplomatic recognition to Beijing.

Citing efficacy concerns, Costa Rica turns down Sinovac vaccines

Costa Rica declined to purchase Covid-19 vaccines from the Chinese laboratory Sinovac, citing that they are less than 60% effective against symptomatic coronavirus infection.

China donates motorcycles, security equipment to Costa Rica

The Chinese government on Monday donated motorcycles and other security equipment to Costa Rica during a ceremony with local leaders. 

Costa Rica to allow visa-free tourism from China

The relaxed requirements are meant to help Costa Rica tap into a growing Chinese tourism market. 

China opens Panamanian embassy, seeks expanded trade with Latin America

Before heading to Panama, Wang visited San José, where he signed a cooperation memorandum with Foreign Minister Manuel González.

Costa Rica could have to pay compensation for failed oil refinery project

RECOPE Legal Affairs Director Mayid Brenes said he hoped the "good faith" agreement between China and Costa Rica would prevent any problems.

Costa Rica cancels $1.2 billion Chinese refinery project

RECOPE President Sara Salazar told reporters that the Chinese-Costa Rican joint-venture cost the Costa Rican government ₡33 billion — more than $61 million — with nothing to show for the effort.

Chinese contractor says cost of expanding Route 32 could rise

Prior to the project’s approval by the Legislative Assembly in February various professional and business groups warned that changes to the project would be needed and that those changes would inflate the price tag.

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