Central American Parliament Removes Taiwan, Welcomes China

The Central American Parliament voted on August 21 to push Taiwan out of the organization and replace it with China. This is the latest diplomatic blow to the island nation and the latest move in China’s takeover of Latin America.

The Central American Parliament, also known as Parlacen, is a political institution representing Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic. For decades, Taiwan has been in the group’s observer category. This means, according to a Parlacen white paper, that Taiwan’s “objectives and principles are in accordance with the Parlacen ….” But as of August 21, Parlacen says its principles and objectives align more with the Chinese Communist Party.

Profound influence: A recent report by the Center for a Secure Free Society made clear that China now controls 40 Latin American ports and 11 satellite facilities.

Many of these Chinese state-owned companies have ties to the People’s Liberation Army (pla) and are involved in around 40 port infrastructure projects, from Mexico down to Peru, that combined with 11 satellite ground stations in Latin America, provide China with strategic positioning in the Western Hemisphere.
—Center for a Secure Free Society

China’s influence over Latin American nations is already deep, and Parlacen’s diplomatic switch sets the stage for it to further deepen. China’s growing presence in Latin America should alarm United States leaders, but most are woefully unconcerned.

Bible prophecy: Isaiah 23 warns of a massive trade bloc—“a mart of nations”—that will form in the modern day. Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry explains in Isaiah’s End-Time Vision that the main nations in this bloc will be China and European countries. He says the bloc will work to freeze the U.S. out of world trade and eventually besiege America. Mr. Flurry draws attention to Latin America’s role in this “mart of nations” due to its proximity to the United States.

European countries already hold significant sway over certain areas of Latin America. As China partners with Europe in the future “mart of nations,” the influence China is establishing will boost Europe’s dominion over the region even more.

The Latin American countries will become vassal states to Europe! North America will be surrounded on the east by Europe and the south by Latin America.
—Gerald Flurry, Isaiah’s End-Time Vision