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New From CFR: Shannon O’Neil on Latin America’s Economies

by Development Channel Staff
October 17, 2012

Employees work on the assembly line on the Jetta Bicentennial at the Volkswagen (VW) automobile manufacturing factory in Puebla, Mexico, August 12, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters). Employees work on the assembly line on the Jetta Bicentennial at the Volkswagen (VW) automobile manufacturing factory in Puebla, Mexico, August 12, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters).

On her blog yesterday, CFR senior fellow Shannon O’Neil analyzed the changing dynamics of some of Latin America’s leading economies by examining the components of their exports over time. As she explains about Mexico:

Out of Latin America’s biggest economies, Mexico has transformed the most. In the 1980s the manufacturing sector comprised just 10 percent of total exports; today it is over 75 percent.

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