Pompeo warns Latin America to be wary of Chinese investments
Pompeo arrives in Mexico. Photo: Brendan SmialowskiAFP/Getty Images
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Latin American countries should "keep their eyes open when it comes to China's investments" in an interview with TVN Noticias. The interview was taped yesterday during Pompeo's visit to Panama. He's in Mexico today.
Between the lines: Chinese cash is flowing into Latin America, and Beijing's influence in the region is growing. Pompeo warned that "in some parts of the world, China has left the country in a worse state."