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Jim Jatras: NATO Becomes GATO in Expansion to Latin America #105

Posted on Apr 2, 2019 by in Podcast |

Jim Jatras discusses NATO’s expansion into Latin America via Brazil and the big picture of what he sees happening in Venezuela, considering Russian and Chinese broader interests. We also examine NATO in light of its 70th anniversary and Foreign Minister Lavrov’s comments on the “reluctance of the United States and its western allies to agree that the 500-year-long period of western domination in world affairs is coming to an end.”

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Show Notes

Is NATO Going South? https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/03/23/is-nato-going-south.html

Trump eyes South American country as eligible for NATO privileges https://www.defensenews.com/global/the-americas/2019/03/19/trump-eyes-south-american-country-as-eligible-for-nato-privileges/

U.S. to upgrade military ties with Brazil https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-brazil-ally/us-to-upgrade-military-ties-with-brazil-during-visit-next-week-sources-idUSKCN1QV33K

Colombia’s demining centre joins NATO network https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_164677.htm

Brazil Isn’t Ready for Trump’s Invitation to NATO https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-03-23/brazil-isn-t-ready-for-trump-s-invitation-to-nato

Venezuela Agreed To Let Russia Set Up A Bomber Outpost On This Caribbean Island https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/25570/venezuela-agreed-to-let-russia-set-up-a-bomber-outpost-on-this-carribean-island-reports

Russia tells Trump its troops will stay in Venezuela for ‘as long as needed’ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/russia-trump-venezuela-us-military-troops-latest-a8844546.html

Lavrov warns that Moscow won’t tolerate Western ultimatums http://tass.com/politics/994251

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Gets Russia-Venezuelan Threat Mitigation Act Through the House http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/debbie-wasserman-schultz-gets-russia-venezuelan-threat-mitigation-act-through-house

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About Jim Jatras

Jim Jatras is a Washington, DC-based attorney, political analyst, and media & government affairs specialist. He formerly served as a senior foreign policy adviser to the US Senate Republican leadership, and before that served as a diplomat in Mexico, the Office of Soviet Union affairs, and the Office of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs.

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