Ibero-American Summit in Mexico Highlights Ideological Rifts

Ibero-American Summit in Mexico Highlights Ideological Rifts
Opening ceremony of the 24th Ibero-American Summit, Veracruz, Mexico, Dec. 8, 2014 (Photo from the Ibero-America’s Secretariat General).

The annual gathering known as the Ibero-American Summit was designed to develop ties among countries with strong cultural and historical bonds and develop a bloc with political and economic power. But with every passing year and every successive summit, the event has instead contributed to the sense that Latin America is increasingly riven by profound ideological divides, made worse by persistent regional rivalries. The latest summit, held this week in Mexico, showed just how wide some of the chasms have become and how difficult it will prove to build a united Latin America, much less one that enjoys close links […]

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