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Putin pushes for Latin America-Russia ties in Cuba, Nicaragua

Jul 12, 2014    

Managua President Vladimir Putin made a surprise stop in Nicaragua after visiting Russia's Cold War ally Cuba, part of a tour to increase Moscow's influence in Latin America amid frayed ties with the West.Putin's six-day trip will also take him to Argentina and Brazil, where he will take part in a summit of the BRICS group of emerging countries, an agenda that neatly aligns with his push for a multipolar world at a time when the Ukraine crisis has brought Moscow-Washington relations to a post-Cold War low.Leftist President Daniel Ortega, whose country was close to the Soviet Union under the Sa...

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