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Regional integration in Latin America: Is MERCOSUR a new approach?

Working papers

In Latin America and the Caribbean despite the failure of integration over the past two decades old groups are being revitalised and new ones being formed. They include; the Andean Pact, the Central American Common Market (CACM), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and MERCOSUR. Most of these groups have fairly specific timetables with the mid-1990s being targeted as the time for the consolidation of collective structures. The objective of this study is to use MERCOSUR as a case study in order to determine whether the background conditions that are normally postulated as necessary for successful integration exist.

Douglas Zormelo