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South American Leaders Discuss And Vote For A New Bloc: South American Community of Nations

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posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 04:16 AM
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South American countries signed a declaration that creates an political and economic bloc that would be better able to compete with the United States or the European Union. Twelve country attended and signed the document, but 3 other were notably absent including Ecuador, Uruguay, and Argentina. Called the South American Community of Nations, the body will have its first meeting in Brazil in 2005.

 



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CUZCO, Peru - Twelve South American countries signed a declaration Wednesday creating a political and economic bloc they hope will put them on a more equal footing with the United States and Europe.

The pact was signed at a two-day summit beginning Wednesday in the ancient Incan capital of Cuzco. But the absence of three presidents Ecuador's Lucio Gutierrez, Uruguay's Jorge Batlle and Argentina's Nestor Kirchner raised questions about the strength of their commitment to forming a powerful regional alliance.

After an all-day meeting, the 12 nations signed a declaration of principles creating the South American Community of Nations. The document expressed the hope that the new regional bloc "will achieve a greater weight and presence in international forums" for South America.


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Its not surprising that other regions will attempt to duplicate the EU, if not on the same scope, at least in the political sector. The group would clearly be a formidable one when you factor in the material goods that ship from South America. The real question is can the nations set aside country to country issues for the greater good of the union? That remains to be seen. South Americans are as nationalistic as any other region of the world and total cooperation and sacrifice for the greater good is necessary to make an alliance like this function. Can regional differences take a back burner?

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posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 05:04 AM
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When i read the link i was making a bee-line to see if Venezuela signed up, and they did. Why was i so
interested about Venezuela...OIL.


www.cbc.ca...

It will be interesting to see if this resource will give Venezuela more clout in the decision making of the South American Community of Nations.



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