March 21, 2014
Marczak: Putin's Latin America Play
“[Russia’s presence] serves to destabilize what has become a more stabilized, middle class continent with an increasing respect for the rule of law. ... Any type of unsettling of that environment will scare off investors,” said Jason Marczak, deputy director at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center.
“Market economies and democracies are fundamental for trade, for jobs, and for stable investment environments," he said.
Marczak noted the instability in Venezuela, which is facing civil unrest from anti-government protestors.