[Marxism] Latin American Integration

sartesian sartesian at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 29 16:32:44 MDT 2006


Mexico has sold oil to Caribbean countries at preferential rates for
years, Cuba has sent doctors to Latin American countries throughout  the
70s, 80s, 90s-- not generally known as periods of continental
integration.

But what of the economic directions of the countries, of Latin America
as a whole?  Has intra-continent trading displaced trading with the US?
Have the terms of trade improved?

What distinguishes this period?  Waning of US influence?  Certainly
there is resistance, but displacement and replacement are something else
again.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Walter Lippmann" <walterlx at earthlink.net>
To: "'Activists and scholars in Marxist tradition'"
<marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu>
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2006 5:33 PM
Subject: [Marxism] Latin American Integration


In answer to the request to define Latin American integration...

Alarcon speaks well for himself. When Venezuela sells oil to the
countries
of the Caribbean region at preferential rates, Latin American
integration
is taking place. When Cuba sends doctors to Honduras and Bolivia, that's
just Latin American integration going on. When the heads of state of the
major latin American nations meet at Mar del Plata, Argentina,
preventing
the summit from endorsing FTAA, that's Latin American integration which
is
being put into practice.





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