As políticas norte-americanas e a dívida e comércio da américa latina

Vol. 10 No. 3 (1990)

Jul-Sep / 1990
Published July 1, 1990
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Baer, Werner, and Donald V. Coes. 1990. “As políticas Norte-Americanas E a dívida E comércio Da américa Latina”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 10 (3). https://centrodeeconomiapolitica.org.br/repojs/index.php/journal/article/view/1539.

As políticas norte-americanas e a dívida e comércio da américa latina

Werner Baer
Donald V. Coes
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 10 No. 3 (1990), Jul-Sep / 1990, Pages

Abstract


This article focuses on the contradictory position of the United States in its economic policies towards Latin America. By pressuring the region to maintain its debt service, the U.S. government left Latin American countries with little choice but to produce large trade surpluses, as voluntary capital flows to the region dried up in the 1980s. Simultaneous U.S. insistence, however, that Latin American countries curtail their export incentive programs and liberalize their imports, makes debt servicing even more difficult and imposes heavy burdens on Latin American societies.