MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the US official, Russia has sought to maintain a presence in the region and collect information about Latin America and the United States over the past year.
"Russia… regularly broadcasts anti-American propaganda in Ecuador, Argentina, and Venezuela via Russian state-owned RT-TV, which also broadcasts to the United States, and via online news and Sputnik Mundo, which is targeted to Latin American audiences. Russia uses this media to create doubts about U.S. intentions and criticize U.S. policies," Tidd said on Thursday in a statement.
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