Russia, China and the US compete for vaccine influence in Latin America

Russia has sent more than 80 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Cuba after the Caribbean nation was rocked by anti-government protests two weeks ago.

It is the latest donation sent to Latin America, a region hit particularly hard by the pandemic.
Rival superpowers, the United States and China, have also been sending vaccines and authorising the production of vaccines in the region.

The US is playing catch-up in vaccine diplomacy after the former Trump administration’s perceived snub of the region.