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Working Paper 12-6

Transportation and Communication Infrastructure in Latin America: Lessons from Asia

by Barbara Kotschwar, Peterson Institute for International Economics

April 2012

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In Latin America, inadequate transportation infrastructure has been identified as an increasingly important impediment to the region's further integration in global trade and a significant factor preventing countries from properly taking advantage of the multitude of regional, plurilateral, and bilateral trade agreements signed in the past decade and a half. This paper examines transport and communications infrastructure initiatives in Latin American and Asian regional trade arrangements and finds several lessons Asia can teach Latin America.


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