December 9, 2022 | Foreign Podicy

Latin America’s China Problem

December 9, 2022 Foreign Podicy

Latin America’s China Problem



Many Americans recognize the threat emanating from the People’s Republic of China. But some may assume that Beijing’s malign activities are relegated to the Indo-Pacific. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, Beijing is increasingly active in Latin America — right here in our own hemisphere.  What are Beijing and other adversaries up to in this region? Why do these activities matter? How should we respond?

U.S. Army General Laura Richardson is a leader, soldier, aviator, and combat veteran. She has commanded an assault helicopter battalion in Iraq, served as military aide to the Vice President, and led the Army component of U.S. Northern Command.

Now, she is the Commander of U.S. Southern Command, the first woman to serve in that position. SOUTHCOM is one of the Pentagon’s six geographic commands and is responsible for U.S. contingency planning, operations, and security cooperation in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

She joins guest host Bradley Bowman, Senior Director of FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power, to discuss.

April 21, 2022
EVENT: The Guard and Growing Threats: A Conversation with the Chief of the National Guard Bureau
The National Guard’s more than 453,000 personnel are tasked with protecting the homeland and serving as a combat reserve for the U.S. Army and Air Force. FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP) hosts General Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in conversation with CMPP Senior Director Bradley Bowman.
August 3, 2022
EVENT: Flying Under the Radar: Iran’s Illicit Activities and Networks in Latin America
Viewed by the regime in Iran as a fertile ground for the spread of anti-American ideology, Latin America has been a key region for the Islamic Republic of Iran to expand its influence, both through hard and soft power. FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power hosts an event featuring keynote remarks by Venezuelan Member of Parliament Carlos Paparoni, followed by a panel discussion with Argentinian Member of Parliament Ricardo Lopez Murphy; Senior Managing Director at K2 Integrity and former head of Argentina’s Financial Intelligence Unit Mariano Federici; and FDD Senior Fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi, moderated by FDD Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Strategy Toby Dershowitz.


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