FT – Russia joins South America’s ‘great game’

Following China and India, Russia has also taken measures to project its influence in Latin America beyond its multi-billion dollars arms sales to Venezuela. Russia, the last of the BRIC countries to “enter the region,” is focusing on energy, which Latin America has in abundance. Moreover, Russia has also demonstrated interest in joining the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB); once again – who would have thought it? – breaking into the  US “back yard.”

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