Trinta anos depois de a região haver iniciado uma liberalização comercial em larga escala, era de se esperar que a política comercial se tornasse quase que irrelevante. Em vez disso, um descompasso entre as expectativas e o que poderia ser entregue realisticamente preparou o cenário para decepções, ceticismo e fadiga de políticas comerciais na região, particularmente no início dos anos 2000. Ao colocar a barra irrealisticamente alta, governos e analistas fizeram das políticas comerciais um alvo fácil para interesses especiais que foram prejudicados pela liberalização e para aqueles ideologicamente opostos ao livre comércio. As vítimas mais imediatas foram os ganhos mais tangíveis de crescimento e bem-estar, cuja relevancia foi perdida em meio ao barulho de vises grandiosas.
La República: ¿Debemos repensar el libre comercio?
America Economía: BID recomienda a gobiernos de A. Latina realizar mayores esfuerzos para afianzar la apertura comercial
El observador: Gobiernos deben realizar mayores esfuerzos para afianzar apertura comercial, según BID
Diario Digital RD: Liberalización comercial ha impulsado las economías de América Latina y el Caribe, según informe BID
Globo: Guedes defende criar estrutura para manter sustentabilidade fiscal
Gestión Digital: BID: 80 % de los ecuatorianos están a favor del comercio internacional
NexNews: Estudio del BID muestra que 76% de los chilenos está a favor del comercio internacional
Aristegui Noticias: Economías latinoamericanas se benefician con apertura comercial: BID
El Mundo: Informe del BID: apoyo al comercio en Latinoamérica es frágil e impacta negativamente en optimismo ciudadano
La Tribuna: ¿Debemos repensar el libre comercio?
Martes Financiero: ¿Debemos repensar el libre comercio?
Cronista: El BID recomienda abrir el comercio y usar ventajas del agro y servicios
La Nación: Paraguay puja entre los que más apoyan el comercio internacional
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