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Global and Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1990–2010

Juan Blyde, Antoni Estevadeordal and Mauricio Mesquita Moreira

in The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199747504
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199747504.013.0008

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Global and Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1990–2010

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This article takes a close look at the policy challenges related to closing Latin America and the Caribbean's (LAC) integration gap, with a focus on regional integration. The article is organized as follows. Section 2 presents a brief summary of the region's integration steps, including the various integration strategies that have been followed over time as well as their rationale. Section 3 provides a general diagnostic of the state of integration of LAC, highlighting the most salient problems. Based on this diagnosis, Section 4 summarizes the main policies' actions, discussing some of the initiatives that are currently in place and underscoring the main challenges and opportunities ahead.

Keywords: Latin America; Caribbean; regional integration; economic integration

Article.  6989 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; International Economics ; Public Economics

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