Friday, November 5th 2010 - 23:47 UTC

Unasur presidential summit in Guyana November 26

Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay have still to ratify the founding charter and constitution of the Union of South American Nations, Unasur, which needs an additional vote to become legally effective.

Nestor Kirchner the first Unasur Secretary General

The Ecuadorean Foreign Affairs ministry which holds the “pro tempore” presidency of Unasur said that with the ratification by Surinam, Unasur now has eight members that have consolidated the ambitious political and defence initiative: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Venezuela.

Ecuador said it would like to have nine countries ratify the founding charter so that the regional organization can have legal force by November 26 when Quito will be handing the presidency of Unasur to Guyana.

On that day in Guyana’s capital Georgetown, Unasur created 23 May 2008 in Brasilia, will be holding a presidential summit.

The summit is also expected to consider names for Secretary General of Unasur, following the recent death of former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner who was the first person to hold the post.

Among names under consideration are three former presidents: Michelle Bachelet from Chile, Tabare Vazquez from Uruguay, and Brazil’s Lula da Silva who steps down next January first.

No decision is expected at Georgetown since the nomination demands a long consensus process

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1 xbarilox (#) Nov 06th, 2010 - 11:47 pm Report abuse
Nice, but... Did anybody see Néstor Kirchner's dead body?... huh? Nope, nobody saw it, but, wait a minute, are you trying to say that Néstor is... ooooh! That's creepy... yes, but remember that they are what they are...
2 fredbdc (#) Nov 06th, 2010 - 11:51 pm Report abuse
Guyana and Surinam, wow that is one powerful group! The rest of the world is shaking with all of South Americas combined power. HAHAHAHA
3 xbarilox (#) Nov 07th, 2010 - 12:22 am Report abuse
I did not know Mexicans were made of jelly.
4 Sergio Vega (#) Nov 07th, 2010 - 03:56 am Report abuse
What a gang of beast !!! ............ Bachelet + Da Silva + Vasquez.
If you mix them you can't get one good enough !!!! You get just crap !!!
5 fredbdc (#) Nov 07th, 2010 - 12:22 pm Report abuse

Weak and cowardly, that is how the world sees Argentina and again and again it is proven in fact.
6 Think (#) Nov 07th, 2010 - 02:08 pm Report abuse
Old News……..

This little ”issue” has already been dealt with…….

And it has reinforced the friendship between our two countries….

And served to get rid of Colonel Willy Gareca, a right-radical Bolivian officer trained By the USA at the School of the Americas located at Fort Benning, Georgia….

A Win – Win –Win situation…. :-)

Very much like this other ”little issue” that has my particular interest….

”The Argentine Nation ratifies its legitimate and non-prescribing sovereignty over the Malvinas, Georgias del Sur and Sandwich del Sur Islands and over the corresponding maritime and insular zones, as they are an integral part of the National territory.
The recovery of said territoriums and the full exercise of sovereignty, respectful of the way of life of their inhabitants and according to the principles of international law, are a permanent and unrelinquished goal of the Argentine people.”
7 fredbdc (#) Nov 07th, 2010 - 02:22 pm Report abuse
Hmm a week ago isn't really old news.

Blah Blah Blah, Argentina doesn't even have the capabilities to see a
neighboring army's invasion into its sovereign territory. Losers.

All this shows is how incompetent and weak your government and military are. Where were the Argentinian border guards? Did they run away when they saw Bolivia approaching? HAHAHAHA
8 Think (#) Nov 07th, 2010 - 07:01 pm Report abuse
About (7)

Yesterdays news are old news when the issue has been resolved...

Wrong analysis…. as usual from this poster...

This episode was a speedy and clear triumph for both the Bolivian and Argentinean democratic governments.

And a clear reminder of the importance of UNASUR as a new and much improved way of organizing our South-American armed forces that, in all too many cases, do not serve or protect the interests of our Countries.
9 xbarilox (#) Nov 07th, 2010 - 08:42 pm Report abuse
Things are not what they seem.

I got tired, you can search the internet for more info. about those countries that many people think of as being “the best countries” in the world.
Most people in/from those countries have a jug head with a pea sized brain, such as Mexicans, because they were groomed from birth to think that they are the ultimate, the biggest, the best, fattest people on the planet, and they are actually the fattest and with the highest levels of diabetes.

Why don't we just say Goodbye Dollar and Hello Whatever, so they can finally RIP?

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