LAC’s insecure economies

Publication Name
EUISS ISSUE Alerts
Volume, number, page
4, pp.1-2
Year of Publication
2016
Author(s)
LUENGO-CABRERA José
Editor(s)
EUISS
Organization Name
European Union Institute for Security Studies
Acronym
EUISS
Publisher
EUISS
City
Paris
Country of Publication
France
Full Date
January 2016
ISBN or ISSN
978-92-9198-378-0
Considered Countries
Brazil
Argentina
Venezuela
Mexico
Chile
Peru
Category
Official Documents
Keyword(s)
Economy
International economy
Latin America
Economic conditions
economic crisis
Political situation
Abstract
With falling commodity prices, slowing Chinese growth and tightening financial conditions, the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have once again revealed their vulnerability to global headwinds – albeit to varying degrees. Dragged down by the faltering economies of Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela, the region has been experiencing economic deceleration for the past five years, with 2015 marking the first of overall regional contraction since 2009.
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