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Connecting the Dots: A Road Map for Better Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Webcast Recap

What can be said of Latin America and the Caribbean's experiment with regional integration? Did it live up to the expectations? What does this experience say about the regional integration agenda moving forward? Do the tectonic changes undergone by the world economy in the last quarter of a century matter for policy design?

The Wilson Center's Latin American Program and the Inter-American Development Bank hosted a discussion on regional integration on Friday, September 28. The seminar coincided with a new publication by the Bank's Integration and Trade Sector.

The report offers answers to these pressing questions. It argues that while the "new regionalism" was in general effective to promote international trade, it failed to boost the region's competitiveness abroad.