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Mexico Attempts To Recapture Leadership Role In Latin America At Regional Summit; Energy, Sustainability On Agenda

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dc.contributor.author SourceMex
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-11T17:27:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-11T17:27:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11337
dc.description.abstract President 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.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Felipe Calderon en_US
dc.subject Quintana Roo en_US
dc.subject economic en_US
dc.subject relation en_US
dc.subject Brazil en_US
dc.subject bloc en_US
dc.subject Organization of American States en_US
dc.subject OAS en_US
dc.subject Lula da Silva en_US
dc.subject UNASUR en_US
dc.subject Union de Naciones Suramericanas en_US
dc.subject Haiti en_US
dc.subject trade en_US
dc.subject cooperation en_US
dc.subject Caribbean en_US
dc.subject countries en_US
dc.subject San Jose Pact en_US
dc.subject Green Fund Energy en_US
dc.subject Greenpeace en_US
dc.subject alternative en_US
dc.subject policy en_US
dc.subject pollution en_US
dc.subject UN en_US
dc.subject global en_US
dc.subject climate en_US
dc.subject change en_US
dc.subject agreement en_US
dc.subject social en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.subject Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean en_US
dc.subject ECLAC en_US
dc.subject bilateral en_US
dc.subject Chile en_US
dc.subject natural en_US
dc.subject gas en_US
dc.subject Colombia en_US
dc.subject Alvaro Uribe en_US
dc.subject Hugo Chavez en_US
dc.subject Venezuela en_US
dc.subject Castro en_US
dc.subject Havana en_US
dc.subject deep water en_US
dc.subject reserves en_US
dc.title Mexico Attempts To Recapture Leadership Role In Latin America At Regional Summit; Energy, Sustainability On Agenda en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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