n Latin American Report - The free trade area of the Americas in the foreign policy of Hugo Chávez : research article

Volume 22, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0256-6060



The rise of Hugo Chávez to power in Venezuela has produced a tremor in the political structure of this country, with internal and external repercussions of great significance. This paper examines the external dimension of the recent Venezuelan political process and its impact on the regional integration policy of the South American country. In particular, the paper evaluates Chávez's strategy of rejecting the US proposal to create a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and the extent to which this strategy has affected relations with the US.

El ascenso al poder de Hugo Chávez en Venezuela ha producido un estremecimiento en la estructura política de este país, con repercusiones internas y externas de gran importancia. Este artículo examina la dimensión externa del proceso político reciente de Venezuela y su impacto en la política de integración de este país sudamericano. En particular, el artículo examina la estrategia de Chávez de rechazar la propuesta estadounidense de crear un Area de Libre Comercio de las Américas (ALCA) y la medida en la cual esta estrategia ha afectado las relaciones con Estados Unidos.

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