Cuba and China strengthen inter-parliamentary relations

The Vice President of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP) and of the Council of State of Cuba, Ana María Mari Machado, held an online meeting on February 21 with the Vice President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Wang Chen.

Fourteen Chinese companies to invest in Argentina

The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez visited China in February 2022, to meet with President Xi Jinping. The meeting led to a total of 14 Chinese companies signing contracts to invest in Argentina, outside of the Silk Road Agreement, and immediately deploying different economic development projects.

Ecuador seeks to break out of the labyrinth of oil pre-sales with China

Ecuador is still struggling to divest itself of oil pre-sales. Although there are contracts with the oil creditor companies, the Ecuadorian government is looking for a way to change the situation to its advantage. The business meant a loss of almost US$5,000 million for the country.

Chinese firm JF Capital International has bought the Justo & Bueno chain

The shareholding of the retail company Justo & Bueno (J&B) was purchased by the Chinese conglomerate Joining Futures Capital International Limited. The news of the purchase was made official last Thursday, April 19, following the supermarket company’s financial crisis that began in 2021.

China to provide approximately US$60 million for housing program in Nicaragua

As part of the re-establishment of the diplomatic situation between Nicaragua and the People’s Republic of China (PRC), a series of agreements have been signed to benefit the Central American country. Among these is the “great housing program” that has been underway since February 2022.

China announced the new “Disaster Relief Fund for Caribbean countries”

An e-summit was held on Friday, April 29, 2022, where China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced the establishment of a “Disaster Relief Fund for Caribbean countries”. Diplomatic representatives from the following nine nations attended the online meeting: Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados.

Chinese Ambassador to Mexico meets with Sergio Gutiérrez Luna

The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Mexico, Zhu Qingqiao, met with the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Gutiérrez Luna to discuss issues of mutual concern, including international cooperation, peace, economic recovery, and the supply of vaccines against COVID-19.

Government of China donated COVID-19 vaccines to Grenada

On April 19, 2022, the COVID-19 vaccines donated by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) arrived at the Maurice Bishop International Airport in St. George, Grenada. The delivery ceremony was attended by Wei Hongtian, the Chinese Ambassador to China, along with Nickolas Steele, the Minister of Health and Social Security, who signed the certificate of delivery for the vaccines.

JBS invests in electric trucks for cargo distribution in Brazil

JBS, the world’s largest meat producer, created a new business unit to rent electric trucks to distribute refrigerated cargo to retail. This initiative will support the company in its plan to reduce carbon emissions, as well as reduce logistics costs in the medium and long term.

ABF Data Studio: China Latam Twitter Database Launch

The Andres Bello Foundation – China Latin American Research Center presents the “China Latam Twitter Database”, an interactive research tool aimed at assessing the People’s Republic of China’s digital diplomacy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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