China’s New Role in Latin America ~ could it be another step toward Global Take Over?
While reading about the various problems in Modern Latin America, globalization and the Republic of China radical ways to engaged other countries, the following questions kept pounding into my brain: Are we really missing something? Could it be simply another step toward Global take over Ninja style?
Ninjas were members of a class of 14th-century Japanese mercenary agents. Ninjas were highly trained in the martial arts. My perception of a modern day Ninja is not necessarily linked to Japan, China or to any other nation. I dare to define a “Financial Ninja” as a highly trained and skilled individual who combines movements in battlefields such as Wall Street/ U.S. Stock Market, International Stock Markets in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, among many others. These “Financial Ninjas” accurately use their cognitive powers in moves to seize, assassinate and sabotage international stock market performances. “The relations between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and nearly all Latin American countries blossomed during the first half of the first decade of the twenty-first century. China fever- gripped the region. Latin American presidents, ministers, business executives and journalists “discovered” China and its rapidly growing impact on the world’s economy and Latin American itself” Jorge I. Dominguez Problems in Modern Latin American History, (page 293).
Recently, we can clearly see how some Latin American countries relate to Asia, and particularly to the Republic of China as their source of hope, financial and technological aid in desperate times. Of course, Mexico has managed to diversify its economy in sharp contrast to Venezuela (another oil-exporter country). To support this statement I would simply quote Michael Reid “Mexico trains more engineers each year than the “United States, China or India, according to Rafael Rangel, the rector of Monterrey’s Instituto Tecnologico. A nonprofit university, the Tec, as Mexicans call it, had thirty campuses across the country in 2006, many of them linked to small business incubators.” The Loneliness of Latin America, (page 295).
Elsewhere, China fever continues to climb up throughout Latin America. President Hu Jintao visited Argentina, Brazil and Chile seven years ago (2004). China’s president promised then massive investments of billions of dollars to build up larger infrastructures, thus facilitating the import of the commodities that the Republic of China craves. Soon after, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez traveled to Beijing. It is recorded that in that visit, Chavez stated that: “Improbably Simon Bolivar would have felt great affinity for Mao Zedong and added that China would invest heavily in Venezuela’s oil industry. Partnership with China, the assumption seem to be, was a liberating alternative to depending on the United States.” Forgotten Continent, (page 301)
China craves Latin American raw materials, and interestingly enough, marvelous clothing or apparels articles, house wares, an endless list of goods are massively produced and distributed around the globe. Just a walk to the nearest mall, would confirm what is happening all over our beloved United States of America. In most of our shopping centers, supermarkets, convenient stores and outlet malls, from upper class Nordstrom to my Sterling neighborhood Dollar Store. It is easy to find what you are looking for, at a better price with a simple common denominator: “Made in China”! Could it be another step taken “Financial Ninja” style? Eneida Headley.