Regional integration in Latin America: between light and shade

After the failure of the unification project promoted by San Martín and Bolívar, voices began to rise in different parts of Latin America insisting on the need to create a great, single, free and united Fatherland. A region of huge potential with resources of all kinds, Latin America remained under foreign domination and in particular after World War II, it became the “backyard” of the United States. This essay depicts the contemporary history of this continent and portrays it in the aftermath of a very rich political year 2009.

A report by Susana DELBÓ, FEPS Advisor on Latin America