Africa’s Lessons for Latin America

By Andrea Ordóñez

Fellow members of the Global South show what a more unified regional approach can achieve.

Leer en español QUITO — Africa is emerging as a global powerhouse, but perceptions of the continent remain tainted with stereotypes. In Latin America, people still tend to look down on Africa and Asia while looking up to Europe and North America. A recent conversation with friends was a stark reminder of just that. As Ecuador, my home country, dealt with recurring power cuts, one commented, “We’re even worse off than South Africa,” which declared a national state of disaster for three months this year due to an energy crisis. While Ecuador’s problems may not be as severe for...

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