Accession Number:

ADA440517

Title:

Latin American Debt

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The Latin American region carries a heavy debt to export ratio. That ratio causes conditions which threaten U.S. national security interests. High debt to export ratios cause domestic economic growth impediments and increase inflationary pressures. These in turn encourage higher taxes and duties, hamper investment, and discourage job creation. The end domestic result for Latin American countries is a decrease in general living conditions with a resultant increase in the instability of the government in power. U.S. national interests are threatened by --Declining U.S. markets in Latin America. --Loss of U. S. domestic jobs, --Negative effects on U.S. trade deficit, --Increasing tensions between U.S. creditor and Latin American debtor governments, --Increases in drug production in Latin America in response to high unemployment, --Instability--to include nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and population pressures-- in proximity to the continental U. S.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE