Presentation Title

Business and its effect on international relations of Latin America

Advisor Information

Dr. Brett Kyle

Location

MBSC Ballroom - Poster #109 - U

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-3-2022 12:30 PM

End Date

4-3-2022 1:45 PM

Abstract

International Relations of Latin America
Class Abstract for Registration for Research and Creative Activity Fair
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

Business and its effect on international relations of Latin America

MBSC Ballroom - Poster #109 - U

International Relations of Latin America
Class Abstract for Registration for Research and Creative Activity Fair
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.