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The Latin American Policies of U.S. Allies
The Latin American Policies of U.S. Allies
Edited by William Perry and Peter Wehner
Praeger, 1985, 185 pp
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European Interests in Latin America
European Interests in Latin America
By Esperanza Durán
Routledge & Kegan Paul/The Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1985, 110 pp
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The first, and the longer, of these accounts describes the Latin American interests and policies of five European countries and Canada, Japan and Israel. The second volume, published by Chatham House, concentrates on the involvement of England, France and West Germany. Both works agree that the leading European role by far is that of West Germany. The Chatham House study notes the "strikingly limited" interest of Europe generally in Latin America, due perhaps to concentration upon former colonial areas, and the decline in the Latin American proportion of total world exports (from 12 percent in 1950 to six percent in 1981).