Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:11 PM

Pompeo Accuses China And Russia Of Abetting Corrupt Regimes In Latin America

SANTIAGO, Chile — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took direct aim at China and Russia on the first leg of a four-country trip to South America on Friday, saying the two countries’ military and economic influence in the region was abetting authoritarian leaders and spreading corruption.

“China’s bankrolling of regime helped precipitate and prolong the crisis in that country,” Pompeo said in an address at a convention center in Santiago. “Russia, as everyone knows, also has long-standing ties to authoritarian leaders in Cuba and Nicaragua.”

Pompeo lashed out at the two longtime adversaries as the Trump administration seeks to topple President Nicolás Maduro and grow the coalition of countries supporting opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

Maduro has maintained his grip on power with the support of Russia and China despite early hopes from some officials in the Trump administration that he could be ousted quickly through crippling economic sanctions and massive opposition protests.



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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:51 PM

1. I kind of had to laugh at the title of the article.

Nobody country on earth can abett corrupt regimes in Latin America as well as we can, dammit.

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