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Russia-Latin America Relations

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov culminated a four-country tour of Latin America on Thursday in what was widely seen as Moscow’s latest bid to counteract Western sanctions over Russia’s policies in Ukraine and Crimea.

The Russians are coming—again.

This week’s likely top stories: BRICS leaders meet in Brazil; Argentina and Russia sign energy agreements; U.S. considers action on child immigrants; Colombian forces strike FARC; Argentine soccer fans riot.

President Álvaro Colom arrived in Moscow yesterday for a “historic” visit to the Russian capital that includes meetings with Russian President Dmitry Medvédev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Colom is the first Guatemalan president to visit Russia.

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