You must respond to any two statements below. You may take any of the following positions: “agree,” “disagree,” “strongly agree,” or “strongly disagree” and then provide reasoning why you have this opinion. Please include the number of the statement in your response.
1) Short-term commodity trade with Latin America causes more benefits than harm given the large investment in new and expanding infrastructure.
2) Long-term commodity trade with Latin American will cause more harm than good by generating an overdependence on China.