The Pacific Alliance is a worthy concept that does not fully represent either the geographic or economic realities of the region. But the larger question is how it will weather the shifting political winds of its domestic politics.
While the nature of the trade relationship between Latin America and India is similar to the Sino-Latin America relationship in its reliance on raw materials, hype over India as a potential alternative to China for the region is largely unfounded.
Global Americans spoke to Nicolás Albertoni, a scholar pursuing a Ph.D. in political science and international relations at the University of Southern California (USC), associate researcher at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay, and one of the Global Americans 2018 New Generation of Public Intellectuals.
Medium and small economies in Latin America are especially vulnerable to a global trade war. But if Latin American countries can better integrate and harmonize their preferential trade agreements they will be in a better position.