The Vidanta Foundation, founded by Daniel Chavez Moran to help promote economic and social development in Latin America, hosts international seminars and publishes studies analyzing the economic relationships of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Central America, the Caribbean, Cuba, Peru, Mexico and Venezuela with the rest of the developed world.
An excerpt from the book entitled Contemporary U.S.-Latín American Relations: Cooperation or Conflict in the 21st Century, edited by Jorge I. Domínguez and Rafael Fernández de Castro, and published in 2010, assesses the impact of trade with China:
“Latin America’s good economic performance between 2000 and 2007 owes much to the rise of its trade with China. From the end of the recession in 2003 to the end of 2008—on the eve of the severe economic crisis at the close of the decade—Latin America’s aggregate gross domestic product grew between 4.6 and 6.1 per cent every year…Because this economic growth resulted to a large extent from an export boom, the international financial position of most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean also improved substantially.”
The publication is available for purchase at Amazon.com. Read more here on Daniel Chavez Moran and other scholarly projects of the Foundation.