... Lima" of behaving like a "cartel." In a snarky move, recently, the incoming right wing regime in Brazil ex-invited Venezuela's current president Maduro from the January 1st innaguration of president-elect Bolsonaro in Brasilia. Also ex-invited ... ... growing influence of narcocracies, and apologists for historically corrupt mainstream parties are alienating prospective voters in Latin America.This is happening at the very moment that their right to popular sovereignty is being threatened by social media ...
... global markets.
have emerged in the oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, food processing and aerospace industries, as well as in metallurgy and in civil aviation. According to 2014 UNECLAC (United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) data, 16 of the 50 largest
are Mexican; 14 are Brazilian; 11 are Chilean; 6 are Colombian; 2 are Argentinean; and 1 is Venezuelan.
Data on sales volumes and areas of specialization economic sector of the five largest
are given in the table below.
Table 1. The Largest
Sales volume, millions of dollars
... facing the region, hope for a genuinely progressive Mercosur looks increasingly threatened.
, professor of international relations at the National University of Villa Maria in Argentina, shares his views on the integration process in Latin America and suggests what Russia can do to avoid making the same mistakes.
Mercosur is facing a lot of problems nowadays, partly due to controversy over the Venezuelan presidency. How is the situation going to develop from your point of view?
Mercosur was established in 1991, and it happened mostly because the situation in the region was favourable. Brazil and Argentina stopped concentrating on military and ...
... projects to the detriment of others. The most dynamic of them today is the Pacific Alliance (PA) established in 2013, and its members are Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru
. In contrast to Mercosur with its informal leadership of Brazil, membership for Venezuela and strong Latin American ideological values, the Pacific Alliance is more focused on economic and trade cooperation as well as on liberal values, although all its member states are members of UNASUR, CELAC and SADC as well. The US is trying to use the competition ...
Russia and China in the Latin American Arms Market. Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua
At Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation (MTC) session with Foreign States on January 27, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin encouraged those present to seek out new markets, in particular mentioning Latin America....
Interview with Vladimir Davydov
A wave of anti-government protests has swept Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, over the last few months. We asked Director of the RAS Institute of Latin America and RIAC member
to share his insights on the situation in the country.
Venezuela is facing a critical phase of development, and political antagonism in the country has intensified. The economy has proved incapable of meeting ...
... on university autonomy. Some members of the military are displeased with the army’s orientation towards
21st Century Socialism
and the strong influence of Cuban advisors. The Catholic Church hierarchy also seems to be of two minds.
Situation in Venezuela and Latin America
GDP of Venezuela and Colombia (1950 - 2011)
The death of Hugo Chavez will definitely affect the future of 21st Century Socialism. There are many charismatic people in Latin American politics, but none ...