Latin America has power to reshape relations with China - but will it use it?

Many Latin American nations have commodities China can't get anywhere else, like soy, copper, and iron. However, amid slowing economic growth and limited access to international credit, few nations want to tamper with the Chinese lending spigot.

By , Correspondent

Juan Karita

South American nations have a lot of issues to raise with China: questionable labor and environmental practices of Chinese firms in the Andes; unfair trade rules toward major exporters like Brazil; the region’s desire to evolve from a mere commodities supplier to an advanced manufacturing base.