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MINELLA, Ary Cesar. Building hegemony: democracy and free market (performance of NED and of CIPE in Latin America). Cad. CRH [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.55, pp. 13-40. ISSN 0103-4979. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-49792009000100002.
Beginning from the verification of the existence of connections between the banking class representation associations of Latin America, the so-called transassociative network, this paper analyzes the connection of that network with American-based organizations to act politically around the world. Its main focus is the Center for International Private Interprise (CIPE), begun in 1983, linked to the United States Chamber of Commerce, and that promotes economical and political market-oriented reforms. It is one of four main organizations in the National Endowement for Democracy (NED), entity financed by the that country's government. The case of Argentina and Peru is especially examined. Two factors are examined: how the relationship of those entities with Latin-American organizations constitutes a structural base for the process of neoliberal hegemony construction and how it works with the financial system. The methodological procedure includes the bibliographical and documental research.
Keywords : hegemony; democracy; financial system; transassociative nets; National Endowement for Democracy (NED); Center for International Private Interprise (CIPE).