China's action plan to takeover Latin America

Chinese Communist Party officials have unveiled an action plan for cooperation with Latin American countries that amounts to a comprehensive plan to influence the region and threaten US interests, following a new summit with the nearest neighbours of the US, Washington Examiner reported. 

The Chinese don't say ‘We want to take over Latin America', but they clearly set out a multidimensional engagement strategy, which, if successful, would significantly expand their leverage and produce enormous intelligence concerns for the United States, US Army War College research professor Evan Ellis, a former member of the State Department policy planning staff, told the Washington Examiner. 

Chinese officials outlined their ambitions following a summit with the community of Latin American and Caribbean states. This intergovernmental forum was launched in 2011 under the auspices of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who wanted a venue to rival the Organization of American States and challenge U.S. influence in Latin America, and it now stands to furnish Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping with a platform to gather a coalition of leftist and authoritarian leaders congenial to Beijing's interests, the report said.