Wall Street Journal

Russia, China, and Iran in America’s Backyard

These adversaries threaten the US with their moves into Latin America.

Ravenel B. Curry III Distinguished Fellow in Strategy and Statesmanship
Cuban capitol building in Havana, Cuba. (Getty Images)

The news from Latin America is grim. The reaction from the Biden administration is a yawn.

To reports in this newspaper that China is offering Cuba billions of dollars in exchange for the construction of a sophisticated intelligence facility to be used against the U.S., the White House responded with a classic nondenial denial. The report was “not accurate,” a spokesperson said, which translated from Washingtonese means that the story was largely correct, but it would be politically inconvenient to say so.

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