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Spanish Enterprises Need Latin America for Expansion

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Spanish Enterprises Need Latin America for Economic Expansion

First the privatization of the service industry in Latin America and later the Eurozone crisis, have forced Spanish businesses to look to the region as a land of opportunity. While companies such as Telefonica and Repsol reap the benefits of a favorable overseas market, many in the region are questioning the advantages of such foreign direct investments. Regardless, it appears as though these business are here to stay.

This report was prepared by Mar Guinot Aguado and Darya Vakulenko, Research Associates at Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
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Brazil: Playing Chess in Latin America

Foreign policy has become Brazil's instrument of choice as it attempts to expand its influence in Latin America and tackle emerging challenges in the region. By strategically engaging its neighbors, both politically and economically, Brazil has enhanced its power and challenged the formerly dominant position of the United States in the region.

This analysis was prepared by Mar Guinot Aguado, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
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Monday August 6th, 2012 | Research Memorandum 12.52


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