In this article from Belt and Road News, Dr. Remi Piet, director of AMI’s Natural Resources and Infrastructure practice, discussed why Latin America has become an attractive business partner for China, and was quoted saying:

Right now we’re looking at infrastructure project in north of the country (Brazil) in the state of Maranhao and that is a strong supporter of more Chinese investment, especially for a project that is quantified as 425 million dollars of investment, 4,000 jobs that could be created through this port. So it’s a very interesting project for the state of Maranhao that has been known for its very low level of employment and the need for infrastructure and potential for agribusiness.

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