n Transactions of the Centre for Business Law - Latin America : Chapter 8
|Article Title||Latin America : Chapter 8|
|© Publisher:||University of the Free State|
|Journal||Transactions of the Centre for Business Law|
|Author||Adelheid Janse van Rensburg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2002|
|Pages||57 - 61|
Currently the economies of the Latin American countries are in a stage of integration. The governments are changing their policies and now promote decentralised structures and free market mechanisms. To cater for this economic integration many of these countries have adopted consumer protection laws. Consumers are particularly vulnerable in such new free markets and consequently these laws are designed to protect their economic interests, dignity and integrity and in general to increase their confidence.
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