The Hungarian rediscovery of Latin America and the Caribbean

Sándor Gyula Nagy is Deputy director for research, Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Hungary) and associate professor, Corvinus University of Budapest.

Considering the geographic distance that separates them, Hungary and Latin America share strong historical ties. The presence of prominent Hungarian personalities in the region can be traced back to the 19th century. After its integration in the European economic structure and against the backdrop of the dependence of the Hungarian markets, the Government decided to explore the opening to other markets, including that of Latin American. Through a scholarship programme, the Government has made it possible for hundreds of Latin American students to pursue their studies in Hungary. Read more