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Paul Angelo on China, Latin America and COVID-19 - Article in The New York Times

23 April 2020

While the U.S. leadership in Latin America is being called into question, Beijing is positioning itself to carry the mantle.

Paul Angelo in the NYT

'“Gracias China!!!,” Marcelo Ebrard, the foreign minister of Mexico, posted on Twitter on April 1, along with a photo of the plane that carried 100,000 masks, 50,000 test kits and five ventilators donated from China', wrote Paul Angelo and Rebecca Bill Chavez in the international edition of The New York Times on April 22.

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Paul Angelo obtained his doctorate at UCL Institute of the Americas in 2019. He is a fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Rebecca Bill Chavez was deputy assistant secretary of defense for Western Hemisphere affairs under President Barack Obama and is a senior fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue.