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Podcast: Oliver Stuenkel on China-Latin America Ties and Brazil's Coming Elections

On this edition of "Deep South," a look at China's growing regional influence, and why misconceptions about its interests could prove a strategic advantage.
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Western views of China’s growing influence in Latin America are riddled with misconceptions. That’s just fine with Beijing, says Oliver Stuenkel, a professor at Brazil’s Fundação Getulio Vargas and the author of The BRICS and the Future of Global Order. In this episode of the Americas Quarterly podcast, Stuenkel explains how simplistic ideas about China’s efforts in the region have helped the country advance its interests. Stuenkel and AQ Editor-in-Chief Brian Winter also discuss the calculated approach Chinese leaders are taking towards Venezuela, and a tumultuous presidential race in Brazil.

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