19 November, 2008
- After attending the APEC Summit in Peru, Russian leader to visit Brazil, Venezuela and Cuba
- Could a new order for Russian military equipment be placed in Caracas?
- Russia continues to secure a position as a growing ally of rising-star Brazil
- First visit of a Russian leader to Cuba in 8 years; $355 million loan to be extended to Havana
- Medvedev will not visit Cold War-era ally Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua and snubs Buenos Aires
- Russia leader’s visit should communicate a message to President-elect Barack Obama: do not forget Latin America, because Russia has not
- Will the Obama administration back up Bush’s decision to re-constitute Fourth Fleet?
After attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Lima on November 21-22, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev will embark on a short regional tour, where he will meet the leaders of Brazil, Venezuela and Cuba, for which Moscow is intensely motivated for different reasons.