Mercosur must modernize to adapt to a new international geopolitical reality, but there’s no clear path forward. If it can’t reform, Mercosur risks joining the long list of failed dreams of regional integration.
Nicolas Albertoni is originally from Uruguay. He holds a Master's degree in Latin American studies with a focus on political economy, from Georgetown University´s School of Foreign Service with an honor certificate in international business diplomacy and a Bachelor's degree in international business and economic integration from the Universidad Católica del Uruguay. He is an Associate Professor of Economic Integration, at Universidad Católica del Uruguay, in Montevideo. His research focuses on trade and economic integration of Latin America as well as economic development theories. He has authored two books: “Instrucciones para inventar la rueda. Qué tienen los países que progresan y cómo aplicarlo a Uruguay?” and “Entre el Barrio y el Mundo ¿Mercosur o el Modelo Chileno?”.
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