Regional Integration By the People, For the People

Theodore, Steve Cupid
January 2006
NACLA Report on the Americas;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p3
Academic Journal
The article discusses the weakness of regional integration efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean to counter the colonial and trade dominance of the U.S. and European Union. Such integration projects are impacted by conflicts that reflect disparate interests, competing neoliberal policies and oppressive corporations. The analysis of whether Latin America's integration offers a real alternative requires examining how foreign policy positions are influenced by multinational corporations. The premises of regional integration within the free trade framework generate its own social and spatial differences.


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