The US has accused Russia of engaging in an influence operation aimed at Latin America, with the goal of winning hearts and minds for the Russian cause. The operation involves recruiting and cultivating Latin American journalists and opinion leaders to spread content favorable to Moscow. The alleged network includes various news sites in countries such as Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela. US officials claim that the content is developed by three companies with ties to the Kremlin, and is then disseminated throughout the network to make it appear organic. Both Russia and the accused news sites deny the allegations.