n Transactions of the Centre for Business Law - Latin America : Chapter 8

Volume 2002, Issue 34
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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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