VIDEO: Perspectives on Regional Integration – Hector de la Cueva

Hector de la Cueva (Red Mexicana de Accion Frente al Libre Comercio, Mexico) gives his perspective on regional integration, a new model of development in Latin America, sale and the role of social movements. He highlights the need for the region to move away from a subordinary relationship with North America, arguing that it is the right of countries to protect themselves economically in order to develop. Hector also stresses that meaningful change will not be granted by benevolent governments but will be acheived through the stuggle of social movements and other civil society actors. Interview filmed at the International Conference of Governments and Social Movements “Regional Integration: an opportunity to face the crises” (21 and 22 July 2009, Asunción, Paraguay)

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