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date: 07 May 2021

Subregional Powers of Latin America: Colombia and Venezuelalocked

  • Daniel Morales RuvalcabaDaniel Morales RuvalcabaCenter for Latin American Studies, Sun Yat-sen University

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Subregional powers have been characterized as states that despite being structurally and hierarchically below other powers, have enough capacities to project themselves in geopolitical and geoeconomic terms in specific subregions and to promote cooperation and governance dynamics in these areas. Colombia and Venezuela can be analyzed and compared through this new category of powers in order to gain a better understanding of the specificity of their roles in the international system, as well as their foreign policies toward the Caribbean, Mesoamerican/Bolivarian, and South American subregions.

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