CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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Economies of difficult viability

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.

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