China‚Äôs desperation to secure the resources it needs to fuel its growth has driven it to increase its influence in Latin America Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela are all being targeted by China due to their oil and coal wealth, and the economic reward for these countries would be huge The success of China in this region would be a geopolitical nightmare for the U.S., and one which Washington will need to act quickly to counter Nearly three decades ago the Soviet Union imploded and ceased to exist, leaving the U.S. as the last standing superpower and victor of the Cold War. That, according to many scholars, heralded a new era in international relations, where liberal capitalist democracy and multilateralism under the leadership of the U.S. was the order of the day. Since then, communist China has emerged as not only a major economic power but a threat to U.S. […]