At CELAC Summit, Left-Wing Leaders May Not Find Agreement

By Oliver Stuenkel

With the region’s leaders gathering in Buenos Aires, disagreements threaten to spoil chances for collaboration.

SÃO PAULO — An upcoming international summit in Buenos Aires is set to herald the return of Brazil to the Latin American fold, after a four-year absence—and signal the reemergence of the Argentina-Brazil axis in regional politics. This result, from a January 24 meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), will be far from trivial. While Brazil alone—representing roughly a third of the region's total GDP—cannot lead regional initiatives in Latin America, virtually no meaningful Latin America-wide initiatives can prosper without Brazil's active...

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