Considering Latin America's emerging challenges and opportunities in the first decade of the twenty-first century, the authors examine key political, economic, and security concerns in the region. They focus both on the changing dynamics within the Western Hemisphere and on Latin America's evolving relationships with international actors and institutions.
Introduction: Latin America in the New Century - M. Shifter. The Transformation Of Intrahemispheric Relations. Free Trade in the Americas: Collective Action or Collective Apathy? - C. Wise. The New Security Agenda for the Americas. Focus on ""Insecurity"" - M. Daly Hayes. U.S. Policy Toward Latin America: A View from the South - R. Russell. Canada's New Opening to Latin America - C. Doran. Changing Ties With International Actors. The Role of International Financial Institutions - R. Alonso i Terme. Human Rights and the Role of International Actors - A. Brysk. Latin America and the European Union: A Strategic Partnership? - W. Grabendorff. Two Pivotal States. Mexico's Changing Domestic and International Dynamics - R. Crandall. Brazil's Role as a Regional Power - R. Roett. Conclusion. Latin America and the Western Hemisphere in the Age of Globalization - R. Crandall.