A false war fades: the end of Brazil-Mexico rivalry?

June 11, 2015

6/10/15 Financial Times – beyondbrics

Flag-Pins-Mexico-BrazilFor much of the past two decades, Brazil and Mexico seemed at times to be on a collision course. Diplomats from Latin America’s two largest nations were often preoccupied, if not obsessed, with a competition for an elusive role as regional leaders and players in the post-Cold War shifting global scene. The 2013 battle for the post of director general at the World Trade Organization, won by Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevêdo over Mexican Herminio Blanco, a former trade minister, left plenty of hurt feelings. Ironically, the dispute for influence also led to convergence. The 2011 creation of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean Nations (CELAC), proposed by Mexico to affirm its Latin American identity and counter a perceived Brazilian effort to separate it from the region, was warmly embraced in Brasília as a way project leadership by promoting formats that excluded the US.

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Mexico Institute Event: Competitors or Partners? U.S.-Mexico Trade Policy in an Era of Global Competition

November 16, 2012

Join the Mexico Institute for a discussion on  Tuesday, November 20th. Timed with the launch of Beatriz Leycegui’s new book, Reflections on Mexico’s Trade Policy (2006-2012), speakers at this conference will consider how the U.S.-Mexico trade relationship fits into each country’s overall policies for trade and competitiveness, seeking to identify areas for further collaboration both within North America and globally.

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 // 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. // 6th Floor Moynihan Board Room, Wilson center.

To RSVP or Watch a Live Webcast, visit the event page, Competitors or Partners?


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