By Zine Larbaoui
In the footsteps of the Sino-Russian alliance that made headlines recently, Russia continues its policy of promoting a multi-polar world by forging an alliance with Latin America. In these alliances, Putin not only ensures the economic sustainability of the nation it represents, but also sets up rapprochement of countries whose policy is opposed to U.S. domination.
Needless to say that the alliance of these countries with Russia in the framework of economic exchanges unrelated to the use of the dollar will be a further blow to the supremacy of the latter, and the United States that benefited up to now from their dominant status will do anything to keep it that way, or in any case will do everything to stop this movement for change. We saw earlier that the President of the Bank of France threatened to turn away from the dollar, and on July 10, we learn, following the NSA unwarranted spying case that the German authorities have officially notified the U.S. Embassy’s official in Berlin that its CIA chief is to be expelled from the country. This decision is unprecedented in the relations between the U.S. and Germany, at least since the end of World War II…
Hard to say if those who had spoken very recently to isolate Russia internationally feel embarrassed or not (after all they have been accustomed to be lately), but presumably they should be…
Vladimir Putin’s tour in Latin America is a success, a great success and another major geopolitical victory. In the same manner as the visit of the Russian President to China in May, the Chinese leader definitively confirmed it despite Western efforts to undermine the rapprochement. This visit was a reminder of a new major geopolitical victory for Russia but also underlines major diversification of relations in the economic field, especially with regard to the supply of gas which resulted in the signing of a historic gas contract, providing for the supply of Russian gas to the Middle Kingdom for the next 30 years.
The best answer the European Union came up with (and as always under U.S. pressure) was the need for greater “energy independence” of the EU vis-à-vis Russia (without the existence of a plan B, of course). Russia chose to take the lead and initiative, and by signing the historic agreement with China, diversified its clientele portfolio. After all, business is business. But in general, and being someone for whom entrepreneurship is no foreign matter, I can say that it is always best to do business with someone with common vision and values. To be precise, Russia and China (not to mention the other BRICS countries) largely share a common vision of the future of the world in international relations, thereby opposing the Globalist’s concept of a Totalitarian world order.
With regard to Latin America, the visit of the Russian leader already generates headlines in the world, the Western media being no exception. Before arriving in Cuba, the first step of this Latin American tour, Vladimir Putin signed a decree canceling 90% of Cuba’s debt (dating from the Soviet era) for a total of $ 35 billion. The remaining 10% will be reimbursed by Cuba over a period of ten years, and then reinvested by Russia in Cuba, in many joint projects. One of these projects concerns cooperation in the oil sector, namely research and oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.
The other aspect of the bilateral cooperation will involve the creation of a supply base in Cuba for Russian ships. As noted by the Russian president to the international news agency “Prensa Latina”, Cuban cooperation between Russia and Cuba is of strategic value and long-term oriented. Vladimir Putin also met with Fidel Castro, with whom he had a long private interview, which focused on international issues and the state of the global economy.
The next stop was to be Argentina, another strategic partner of Russia in the region, but the Russian president has decided to slightly modify the itinerary of his tour to first pass through Nicaragua, an old friend and ally. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has personally met with Vladimir Putin at the airport. The discussions focused on many joint projects, including the delivery of Russian agricultural equipment, deployment of ground stations of the Russian system GLONASS satellite positioning (replacement of the U.S. GPS system in response to U.S. sanctions against Russia) in the territory of Nicaragua, cooperation in the field of pharmacology, as well as the creation of a Russian supply ship base.
After Nicaragua, the Russian president went as scheduled to Argentina where he met the President of the country, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. The ongoing Russian-Argentine relationship with regard to political, economic, trade and cultural is in full swing and continues to move forward. After Argentina, Putin traveled to Brazil, the region’s leading nation, also a strategic partner of Russia and a member of the BRICS. In Brazil, several meetings were planned, the two countries having significant joint economic projects and mutual vision. Moreover, the Russian president attended the finale of the World Cup at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Russia will host the next World Cup event in 2018.
Russia has many friends: Cuba, Nicaragua, Argentina and Brazil, not to mention other allies which are Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador or Uruguay, in short most of Latin America, also allies and strategic partners of Russia in the Eurasian Union, former satellites of the Russian Empire and the USSR. Not forgetting, of course, heavyweights such as China and India and other BRICS countries and lastly, most of Africa and the Arab world.
And some in the West are still talking about ‘isolating’ Russia? At this rate, those who constantly and hysterically talk to isolate everyone will end up very quickly isolating themselves. And it is their choice. The harsh reality for that minority is the emergence of a new world. A new world they will eventually have to accept, whether they like it or not…