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Taiwan Corrupts Its Allies Again?

From Costa Rica, the report that $1.5 million in Taiwan donations to the nation has gone MIA:
Costa Rican President Oscar Arias denied any knowledge of a 1.5 million dollar donation from Taiwan for his country’s poor, but which allegedly was diverted for pet projects elsewhere in the government.
“I had no knowledge of this help from [...]

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China’s Expanding Presence in South America

My bud Joel Haas alerted me to this article in El Pais in Spain on China’s backing of bonds for sports arenas, funding of festivals, and other influence buying activities in Central America. This is exactly the same dollar diplomacy that is happening in the South Pacific…..
Ahora la presencia china chispea como una luz amarilla [...]

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