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dc.date.accessioned2010-10-11T17:27:18Z
dc.date.available2010-10-11T17:27:18Z
dc.date.issued2010-03-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/11337
dc.description.abstractPresident Felipe Calderon succeeded to some extent in repositioning Mexico as a leader in Latin America, hosting what was generally perceived as a successful summit of Latin American and Caribbean countries in Quintana Roo state on Feb. 20-23. As host, Mexico took a lead in pushing through a proposal to create a regional consultative bloc that excludes the US and Canada. Calderon was also at the forefront in renewing regional awareness on issues related to energy and environmental sustainability. Although the summit's 10-point action list did not mention energy policy or environmental sustainability, these topics were included in an 88-point document. Mexico also used the summit to solidify its economic relations with Brazil, especially regarding energy. The two countries are the largest economies in Latin America. For some, Mexico's decision to embrace creating a bloc that would rival and perhaps marginalize the Organization of American States (OAS) was important symbolically. "Mexico strengthened its ties to Latin America this week in a manner unseen since last century," the Mexico City daily newspaper El Universal noted in an editorial on Feb. 25. By making this move, the newspaper said, Mexico took a step back from the US, its longtime economic and political ally. "Even if we suppose that it is convenient for Mexico to have the US as its most important ally, the move toward Latin America is an excellent strategy," said the editorial. "This way our neighbor to the north will have to realize that ignoring its ally would be costly."en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectFelipe Calderonen_US
dc.subjectQuintana Rooen_US
dc.subjecteconomicen_US
dc.subjectrelationen_US
dc.subjectBrazilen_US
dc.subjectblocen_US
dc.subjectOrganization of American Statesen_US
dc.subjectOASen_US
dc.subjectLula da Silvaen_US
dc.subjectUNASURen_US
dc.subjectUnion de Naciones Suramericanasen_US
dc.subjectHaitien_US
dc.subjecttradeen_US
dc.subjectcooperationen_US
dc.subjectCaribbeanen_US
dc.subjectcountriesen_US
dc.subjectSan Jose Pacten_US
dc.subjectGreen Fund Energyen_US
dc.subjectGreenpeaceen_US
dc.subjectalternativeen_US
dc.subjectpolicyen_US
dc.subjectpollutionen_US
dc.subjectUNen_US
dc.subjectglobalen_US
dc.subjectclimateen_US
dc.subjectchangeen_US
dc.subjectagreementen_US
dc.subjectsocialen_US
dc.subjectdevelopmenten_US
dc.subjectEconomic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbeanen_US
dc.subjectECLACen_US
dc.subjectbilateralen_US
dc.subjectChileen_US
dc.subjectnaturalen_US
dc.subjectgasen_US
dc.subjectColombiaen_US
dc.subjectAlvaro Uribeen_US
dc.subjectHugo Chavezen_US
dc.subjectVenezuelaen_US
dc.subjectCastroen_US
dc.subjectHavanaen_US
dc.subjectdeep wateren_US
dc.subjectreservesen_US
dc.titleMexico Attempts To Recapture Leadership Role In Latin America At Regional Summit; Energy, Sustainability On Agendaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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