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Brazilian Journal of Political Economy

Print version ISSN 0101-3157On-line version ISSN 1809-4538

Abstract

MENEZES, Roberto Goulart  and  BRAGATTI, Milton Carlos. Dragon in the “backyard”: China’s investment and trade in Latin America in the context of crisis. Brazil. J. Polit. Econ. [online]. 2020, vol.40, n.3, pp.446-461.  Epub June 10, 2020. ISSN 1809-4538.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-31572020-2963.

The purpose of this article is to analyze China’s trade and investment relations with Latin America, especially with Brazil and MERCOSUR in the context of the international economic crisis. In a scenario in which commodity prices appear to remain low, the region increases its dependence on China. Thus, the Chinese take advantage to advance on the economies of the region, increasing reprimarization of the economies of these countries.

Keywords : Chinese investments; Latin America; reprimarization; commodities; Mercosur.

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