Por qué el actual “boom” de las materias primas no está enriqueciendo a América Latina

  • Cecilia Barría
  • BBC News Mundo

Oil extraction (generic photo)

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After the start of the war in Ukraine at the end of February, the price of raw materials increased frantically.

In the midst of uncertainty, products such as oil, metals, gasoline, natural gas, wheat, corn, and soybeans shot up and in a few days came a new boom de los commodities.

The Russian invasion and the sanctions applied by the Western nations have initiated historical increases in the world prices of food and fuel. impulsaron a las empresas a buscar alternative sources of supply.

“Tienes un shock en el que lackes de productos básicos, alimentos y energía y también metals, hay un problema de seguridad alimentaria y [América Latina] se ve como la que nos ajudare a superar los problemas”, declared in April Ilan Goldfajn, director of the Department of the Western Hemisphere of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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