Presentation Title

Political Institutions and it's Effects on International Relations of Latin America

Advisor Information

Brett Kyle

Location

MBSC Ballroom - Poster #103 - U

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-3-2022 12:30 PM

End Date

4-3-2022 1:45 PM

Abstract

In this project we investigate labor, business, and political institutions in the international meat-
processing industry in the United States and Latin America, with particular attention to the cross-
border linkages in the movement of people, goods, and capital associated with the industry. By
utilizing the unique resource of the Lourdes Gouveia Papers in the UNO Archives and Special
Collections, we first establish an understanding of the inter-related issues of migration and
recruitment for employment in the industry as well as the role of government in facilitating
production and export through measures such as guest worker visa programs and trade agreements.
Next, we extend this analysis to countries in Latin America with large meat-processing operations
such as Brazil and Argentina. Brazil is home to JBS, one of the world’s largest multinational
corporations in the industry. Argentina has historically been one of the world’s largest exporters
of beef, but political conflict and government efforts to curb inflation have led to periodic
restrictions in recent years. This comparative perspective sheds light on labor-industrial-
government relations in different political and institutional contexts and provides an innovative
framework for understanding major international relations topics such as trade and migration in
the region.

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Mar 4th, 12:30 PM Mar 4th, 1:45 PM

Political Institutions and it's Effects on International Relations of Latin America

MBSC Ballroom - Poster #103 - U

In this project we investigate labor, business, and political institutions in the international meat-
processing industry in the United States and Latin America, with particular attention to the cross-
border linkages in the movement of people, goods, and capital associated with the industry. By
utilizing the unique resource of the Lourdes Gouveia Papers in the UNO Archives and Special
Collections, we first establish an understanding of the inter-related issues of migration and
recruitment for employment in the industry as well as the role of government in facilitating
production and export through measures such as guest worker visa programs and trade agreements.
Next, we extend this analysis to countries in Latin America with large meat-processing operations
such as Brazil and Argentina. Brazil is home to JBS, one of the world’s largest multinational
corporations in the industry. Argentina has historically been one of the world’s largest exporters
of beef, but political conflict and government efforts to curb inflation have led to periodic
restrictions in recent years. This comparative perspective sheds light on labor-industrial-
government relations in different political and institutional contexts and provides an innovative
framework for understanding major international relations topics such as trade and migration in
the region.