Looks like definitively a positive shift to me, because from what one can found even in wiki things were not working quite well in terms of relationships.
if somebody is interested in Regional Trade Agreements ( integration would involve much more than just trade) you can explore an interactive tool in WTO website:
( I will put the link in Data Category also).
For those of you who have a closer watch on Latin America you may want to read this article in the latest Economist issue:
"The Pacific Alliance, as the group calls itself, is “the most exciting thing going on in Latin America today”, according to Felipe Larraín, Chile’s finance minister. Some outsiders think so, too. Costa Rica and Panama want to join; Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, and his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, have said they will attend the Cali meeting as observers."
- Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, GermanyPh.D. in Social Anthropology, 2011
- Uppsala University, SwedenMasters Degree in Development Studies, 2005
- University of Ibadan, NigeriaB.A. in Communication and Language Arts, 2002
- African Development BankConsultant, 2012 - present
- Max Planck Institute for Social AnthropologyAnthropologist, 2006 - 2012
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