This document was received by the Digital Commons on July 27, 2006 and posted on August 9, 2006.

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This paper aims to explore the lack of institutional and macreconomic coordination among Mercosur's members and its effects on Mercosur's primary goal to successfully achieve economic integration in the region. Using the framework presented by Dorruci, Firpo, Fratzscher and Mongelli (2002), who argue that this lack of coordination has been Mercosur's most detrimental downfall, I show how this lack of institutional integration among Mercosur nations has inhibited further economic integration in this sector of Latin America.