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.
The reports examine five specific areas—transnational security challenges, institutional capacity, economic growth, demographics, and technology—and how they will shape politics, economic and U.S. relations in South America by 2030.
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.
Like their conservative predecessors, left-leaning presidents in Latin America have shown a tendency to fall for the vice of corruption. Recent studies argue the causes stem from more than just an absence of ethics but also high levels of inequality.
If Central America wants to get out of the middle-income trap it would do well to follow Uruguay’s lead and develop a focused, comprehensive industrial policy that builds on the region’s trade advantages.
Con la firma de un tratado de libre comercio entre Chile y Uruguay se comienzan a abrir las puertas de una posible futura convergencia entre Mercosur y la Alianza del Pacífico. ¿Llevará este acuerdo a la integración comercial de Mercosur al resto de América Latina?