A Second Pink Tide Might Not Unify Latin America

By Oliver Stuenkel

Divisions over a candidate for a multilateral post show that obstacles to cooperation still remain, even with more ideological alignment.

SÃO PAULO — "Our region can do more," 11 former presidents and former foreign ministers from Latin America recently wrote in an open letter to current heads of state, underlining that regional integration was "more necessary than ever." They have a point. As the age of hyperglobalization is ending and regionalization is back in vogue, Latin America remains one of the least economically integrated regions in the world. Regional cooperation has been extremely limited due to profound ideological differences between leaders over the past years. Two examples symbolize the striking...

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