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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Andean Community of Nations (CAN)

Rafael A Porrata-Doria Jr

Subject(s):
Regional organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The idea that the nations of Latin America should undertake political and economic integration is not recent (see also Regional Co-operation and Organization: American States ). For a number of reasons, including the lack of commonalities among the countries seeking political or economic integration, these efforts have tended to be unsuccessful. 2 The consensus is that the modern attempts at Latin American economic integration were spearheaded by the development, import substitution and integration theories, and initiatives of the United Nations Economic...
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