Pompeo Warns South Americans Against Russia, China

Posted on April 12, 2019 11:00 am

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged the people of South America to resist offers of investment and aid from U.S. economic competitors China and Russia, saying the United States is a better friend and investment partner to its regional neighbors. Speaking Friday in Santiago, Chile, Pompeo said the United States believes this is a time of opportunity for South America “to cement a future of democracy, prosperity, and peace for this hemisphere. … The chance is ours to seize or squander.” Pompeo warned that China and Russia, both of whom have invested in South American countries, bring corrosion