The G20, Latin America, and the Future of Regional Integration
This report features:
• In “Priorities of the G20 for 2011,” Nancy Alexander, Heinrich Boell Foundation North America reviews some implications of the G20 agenda for Latin America relating to monetary policy; regulation of commodity speculation; employment and social protection; and trade integration.
• In “Latin American Participation in the G20,” Graciela Rodriguez, International Gender and Trade Network, reviews the different development models favored by Argentina and Brazil, on the one hand, and Mexico, on the other. In considering the food security problem, Rodriguez contrasts the approach of China with the approach of Argentina and Brazil.
• In “The G20 and Latin America’s Regional Financial Architecture,” Rodriguez shares her perspective that the momentum for regional integration is slowing now that Brazil and Argentina have joined the G20.
• “Brazil Challenges U.S. Hegemony and Flexes its Muscles in the G20” by Alexander describes not only the new power relations between the U.S. and Brazil as well as the extent to which Brazil has influenced the outcomes of G20 meetings.
• In “Mexico, Brazil and Argentina: Requirements for Joining the G20 Club,” Alexander describes the policy commitments that these countries have made and how the IMF monitors them. The three countries also took on new responsibilities for advancing international development.
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