The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2011

Latin America: Overview

13 September 2010

Lately I have criticised Latin America for its constant copying of foreign legislation. The countries in the region have followed, without due consideration, the statutes and decisions of certain other countries, leaving behind their own law which is born from its own culture. As a result, there is little homegrown legal creativity. Few cases can be considered as one's own original inspirations - sometimes it is enough to cite a foreign book, based on foreign rules, to silence the opponent.