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This is how the weight of Mexico, Brazil, and Latin America in the world economy has been diluted

By Juan Pablo Álvarez*

Over the last decade, Latin America has greatly diminished its relative weight in the world economy.

A good way to understand the extent to which it has regressed is to observe how the importance of its two major economies (Mexico and Brazil) in emerging markets has been reduced and how Asia has gained positions.

The exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in emerging markets (EMM) allocates only 7.35% of its holdings to Brazilian or Mexican companies.

Meanwhile, 0.9% is divided between Chile, Colombia, and Peru, the other countries covered.

  • 4.76% of . . .

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