Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft
International Politics and Society 2/2004

Leaving the Backyard: Latin America's European Option

US policy towards Latin America has returned to "benign neglect" in the wake of September 11. Negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA) are in difficulties. Latin American countries are striving for more independence and new alliances. A strategic partnership with the European Union, based on an EU-MERCOSUR free trade agreement, would significantly alter the power structures in the triangle.

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Mario Carranza *1946;
Associate Professor; Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University-Kingsville;

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