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China’s Voice in Latin American Media

Date & Time

Mar. 11, 2024
10:00am – 11:15am ET
Hearts & Minds, Votes & Contracts Book Cover


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online


Brazilian journalist Igor Patrick spent four years in China and Latin America researching his book on how China’s propaganda organs influence Latin American media. Through detailed case studies on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico, Patrick reveals how Chinese actors in the region:

  • form alliances with local media to disseminate Beijing’s narratives
  • conceal the identities of Chinese state journalists who generate social media content targeted at Latino audiences
  • limit negative coverage of China and place positive stories written in China

Please join us for a discussion of this important study of China’s strategies to shape Latin American views of the PRC.

Hosted By

Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The Kissinger Institute works to ensure that China policy serves American long-term interests and is founded in understanding of historical and cultural factors in bilateral relations and in accurate assessment of the aspirations of China’s government and people.  Read more

Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and US institutions in all sectors. The Brazil Institute plays this role by producing independent research and programs that bridge the gap between scholarship and policy, and by serving as a crossroads for leading policymakers, scholars and private sector representatives who are committed to addressing Brazil’s challenges and opportunities.  Read more

Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

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