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Argentine President Alberto Fernández visits the Museum of the Communist Party of China in Beijing on Feb. 4. Xu Bingjie/Xinhua via Getty Images

The ninth Summit of the Americas, which the United States is set to host in early June, is shaping up to be an unmitigated disaster. Faced with the threat of boycotts by key regional leaders, the White House is clearly having trouble navigating Latin America’s current political moment—which is marked by an increasingly anti-American turn that has paralleled China’s consistent investments in the region.

The Biden administration has not provided a comprehensive answer to China’s engagement in the Americas. Indeed, while discussing the still-classified National Security Strategy document with reporters in January, an unnamed senior official on the National Security Council revealed that“the word ‘China’ is not mentioned in the Western Hemisphere section”.…  Seguir leyendo »