Dragon in the “backyard”: China’s investment and trade in Latin America in the context of crisis
The purpose of this article is to analyze China’s trade and investment relations th 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.
JEL Classification: F02.
Keywords: Chinese investments, Latin America, reprimarization, commodities, Mercosur