Latin America and the Caribbean

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in The Politics of Equity Finance in Emerging Markets

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195174090
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835287 | DOI:
 Latin America and the Caribbean

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This chapter examines Latin America, where the earliest and largest volume of divestitures occurred on a case-by-case basis. These listings resulted from complex negotiations where organized labor was able to extract a percentage of shares in most major issues. It considers the case of Petrobras in Brazil, ENTel in Argentina, CTC in Chile, and Telmex in Mexico to demonstrate the political processes that led to the current ownership structure of these large listings.

Keywords: Latin America; case-by-case privatization; Brazil; Argentina; Chile; Mexico; Petrobras; ENTel; CTC; Telmex

Chapter.  9957 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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