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MILANI, Carlos R. S.. Learning with history: critique to the experience of the North-South Cooperation and present challenges to the South-South Cooperation. Cad. CRH [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.65, pp. 211-231. ISSN 0103-4979.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-49792012000200003.

Based on the critical limitations that were pinpointed regarding the historical experience of the North-South Cooperation, (NSC), the main objective of this paper is to analyze some of the dilemmas that the current strategies of South-South Cooperation (SSC) have to face, which were conceived and developed in countries such as Brazil, Mexico, India, China, Turkey or South Africa. The author defends the hypothesis that the differentiation between NSC and CSS is basically empiric, but that it can also be considered in the view of the multilateral legacy of activism in some of these countries and the new economic and political role they play in the international scenario. The argument is based on the fact that since they were and still are NSC beneficiaries, the aforementioned countries should be aware of the risks of reproducing a cooperation model that they have recently criticized. What is unique and special in the practices of the SSC in these countries? What are the risks that the SSC practices would show less solidarity than the promises announced by their leaders and political representatives?

Keywords : International development; North-South Cooperation; South-South Cooperation; South Africa; Brazil; China; India; Mexico and Turkey.

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