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IADB: All That Glitters May Not Be Gold

April 2008


The international community has hailed the past five years as exceptionally good economic times for Latin America. In this report the Inter-American Development Bank goes beyond initial perceptions to examine whether Latin America's macroeconomic performance and fundamentals are as sound as they appear at first sight. The report's aim is to present an alternative perspective in order to precipitate a useful and necessary debate.

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