No. 73 – March 2016
Author: Simona Bottoni
Political dialogue Italy – Latin America
Business dialogue Italy – Latin America
Italian Conference – Latin America and Caribbean
Interparliamentary Forum Italy – Latin America and Caribbean
Geopolitical balance in Latin America
Italy has always had a strong interest in Latin America, due to friendly relations based on common cultural origins, on presence of numerous and well-integrated community of natives and on significant investments made in the region from large Italian companies. This interest has materialized from a political point of view in three major initiatives for dialogue: the Italo Latin American Institute, the Italian Conference – Latin America and Caribbean and the Interparliamentary Forum Italy – Latin America and Caribbean. At the same time, from a commercial point of view this connection is based on a considerable level of trade, stimulated also by the economic and financial crisis of some partner countries of Italy in the last decade. This report shows why political and commercial dialogue between Italy and Latina America and Caribbean has to be reinforced.