VIDEO: Perspectives on Regional Integration – Meena Menon

Edilberto Saucedo (Central Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas, Indigenas y Populares, Paraguay) talks about regional integration and the factors that should be considered when developing new forms of cooperation. He argues that integration must involve the region´s resources being used for the people, view in ways decided by the people. There is also a need, he says, for the people to combat the role of transnational corporations and reclaim the subject of regional integration for themselves. 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).

Meena Menon (Focus on the Global South, buy India) discusses regional integration and its suitability as an arena for advancing a new development model. Meena states that regional solutions are important as they bring the strengths of individual countries together to complement one-another. Through this approach neighbours begin to have a greater stake in peaceful coexistence and growth. In this respect, search she says, Asia now has an opportunity to learn from Latin America. 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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