Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has completed a four-nation tour of South America (2008-11-30) aimed at boosting trade and Russian influence in the region. He ended his trip with the words: “we are back in South America” – a region the U.S. has traditionally considered its backyard.
Medvedev visited Peru (Alan Garcia), Brazil (Luiz Inacio), Venezuela (Hugo Chavez), and Cuba (Raul Castro). Why has Russia intensified its activity in Latin America? Is Moscow looking for new political and military partners?
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