Admiral Craig Fowler, head of the U.S. Southern Command, has accused China of seeking deeper water ports in the Dominican Republic and other Latin American countries that could harm the environment.
“China searches for deep-sea ports in Jamaica, Dominican RepublicEl Salvador, Argentina and elsewhere … these ports are designed to feed China’s hunger for food and resources, which is causing real damage to the region’s environment, ”Fowler said.
Likewise, he insisted on it This practice contributes to the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.a, mining, illegal logging and fishing.
In addition, he explained that one of the reasons why China decided to establish relations in the region was precisely because of the easy access to water and naval ports in the region and the investments in education, aerospace, cybernetics and security.
The Admiral made the statements during an interview with the American media, Politico, in which he said the same Chinese officials use their economic and technological influence Take Latin America as an example and achieve it.
“It is no coincidence that Chinese companies offer gifts and kickbacks to grease wheels while doing business under the Maduro regime, which, like you, systematically violates human rights.”
This is not the first time Fowler has mentioned the Asian company in an interview because when he visited Liston Diario he confirmed that China is not a democracy or that it does not respect human rights.
“I recently testified before the US Congress China is not a democracyIt does not respect human rights, it does not follow the rule of law, they have no division into civilian or military when they have this technology, so we have to discuss with an open eye what those vulnerabilities are, ”he said.
In response to the Admiral, the Chinese Embassy in the Dominican Republic issued A statement He emphasized that the letter was not a signal of a formal antitrust inquiry into the allegations, but rather a signal of a formal antitrust inquiry into the allegations.