Новый регионализм Латинской Америки

Мы живем в мире, пересеченном границами, прочерченными и перечерченными на протяжении истории, выбранными в силу воображения или каприза, и слишком часто защищаемыми кровопролитием. Они всегда были несовершенными, и теперь их недостатки видны в новом свете.

Волны иммигрантов, гонимых из своих домов бедностью и отчаянием, смешивают борьбу одной страны с борьбой другой. Изменение климата, вызванное экологическим разрушением в одном месте может вызвать наводнения, штормы, засуху и голод в любом другом, а свободное передвижение по всему миру означает, что болезни распространяются быстрее. Все больше мы должны признать, что наши границы – это не стены крепости. Они просто линии, которые мы нарисовали в воздухе.

Одним словом, ни одна страна на этой изменяющейся, сокращающейся планете на самом деле не может взяться за решение своих собственных проблем в изоляции. Нигде это не выражается столь четко, как в Латинской Америке и странах бассейна Карибского моря, где неравные удары истории и разнообразная национальная политика привели к мозаике судеб для многих наших народов. В настоящее время – иногда по ту сторону границ, иногда в их пределах – некогда непостижимое богатство существует рядом с крайней бедностью и всеми ее социальными бедами. Наш регион – это регион жестоких контрастов.

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