CEPAL Review No. 42, December 1990
  • E-ISSN: 16840348


The diveisity of the economies of the region -a qualification that usually precedes any overall interpretations of its underdevelopment- in fact expresses an idea going far beyond a simple statement of dissimilar situations. Thus, it Is crucial not only to qualify and quantify this disparity, but also to understand the reasons why it is so pronounced. Countries abundantly endowed with natural resources have not managed to generate vigorous and continuing industrial processes nor, even less, have they been able to develop a social cohesion compatible with a consolidated national State. This would seem to be the nub of the problem.

Related Subject(s): Economic and Social Development

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