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.
El país andino, un gran promulgador del libre comercio pero que ha evitado involucrarse en temas de diplomacia internacional, ha emergido sorprendentemente como un líder y promotor de la integración económica entre América Latina y la región de Asía Pacífico.
The Andean country, a proponent of free trade but often a reluctant diplomatic leader, has taken a surprising outsized role in furthering economic integration between Latin America and the Asia Pacific region.