América Latina en la historia económica
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BONIALIAN, Mariano. México, epicentro semiinformal del comercio hispanoamericano (1680-1740). Am. Lat. Hist. Econ [online]. 2011, n.35, pp.7-28. ISSN 2007-3496.
The report formulates the existence of a Hispano-American model of trade that functioned between 1680 and 1740, simultaneously to the official system. In the novohispan space converged two of the most important official interoceanic routs of the empire: the Atlantic float, the one that connected Spain to Veracruz and the transpacific float, the one that from the route of the Manila galleon connected both Philippines and Acapulco seaports. There is one third circuit illicit proceeding from Mexico to the Peruvian space. The essay explains how big part of the overseas Mexican mercantile imports used to re-export to Peru by the Acapulco circuit. The essay emphasizes the circulation of Peruvian silver and proposes the hypothesis that the Peruvian silver circulated with the Mexican by two new circuits: it was shipped off to East by the galleon route or navigated in the Spanish floats of the Atlantic to Cadiz.
Palabras llave : Mexico; Peru; Spain; Pacific; colonial commerce.