Why Brazil should be interested in regional integration?
Brazil was under almost 400 years of Portuguese influence, and only at the beginning of the 20th century did the country begin to form its own foreign policy. Most of its foreign policy was predicated on the North-South axis. However, with Lula as president in 2003, the country began not […]
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La perjudicial falta de libre comercio en Bolivia
Abstract: The notion of economic integration and free trade are not well-understood or implemented in Bolivia. Despite the fact that Bolivia has signed several Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and is actively engaged in regional economic blocs, it still sees more negative than positive aspects to FTA’s. The Government needs a comprehensive […]
Tratados comerciales con socios diferentes: la opción de Sudamérica
Abstract: Some Latin American countries are finally seeing certain economic stability. The expectations for the future of these countries are optimistic. Part of the success could be a strategy practiced by the most important economies in South America: trade agreements among themselves. Many of them share the interest of improving […]
Down at heel? Brazil and the international shoe trade
On the issue of free trade agreements, what’s better than the workers’ point of view? In 2012, during a national conference of the footwear industry workers, I became aware of Brazilian workers’s take on the flow of shoes, their jobs, Chinese goods and international agreements.