NACLA Update 3/04/10 - Brazil's Post-Lula Future / South-South Development

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Brazil Faces Its Post-Lula Future
by Reed M. Kurtz

Despite Brazil's reputation as an emerging economic powerhouse, it remains deeply troubled by challenges that threaten its long-term stability and its prospects for becoming a viable leader of the Global South. Questions of land and wealth distribution, extreme poverty, rampant violence and crime, public corruption, and environmental degradation are a few of the most pressing challenges facing the country during an important election year.
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From the NACLA Archives:
Development, Unthinking the Past

by Keith Nurse

Two weeks ago, leaders of all the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean (save the coup-installed president of Honduras) concluded a three-day "summit" on Mexico's Maya Riviera with a majority commitment to move toward the formation of a new hemispheric organization, tentatively called the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. The proposed organization, which would exclude the United States and Canada, would promote South-South political economic relations as a springboard to development. Six years ago, NACLA published an essay by economist Keith Nurse calling for a similar strategy. We re-publish it here as essential background for an understanding of the new commitment to a strengthening South-South relations in the Americas.

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2003 edition of NACLA Report on the Americas.

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