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Unasur has yet to reach a consensus-name for the next secretary general

Thursday, September 5th 2013 - 04:10 UTC
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Despite the strong statement against US intervention in Syria and the harmonious meeting of Paraguay and Venezuela presidents, the recent Unasur (Union of South American Nations) summit in Suriname was unable to agree on the group’s next Secretary General, a post which is currently held by Venezuela’s Ali Rodriguez. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    Does it matter?

    Does anyone GAF?

    I am however surprised that The Dark Country have not screamed a name out: Maximo, The Brave! Or in the real world, his mom wants him out of the way for when she loses the presidency.

    Sep 05th, 2013 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    It is important. UNASUR is a proto-EU. These are its formative years and it really needs someone visionary at its helm to direct it so that it doesn't become another dead-end defunct Latin American dream.

    It should have a technocrat that can learn the lessons of the EU and repeat these that were winners and modify those that were losers.

    In movement of people, trade and infrastructure; the EU has been amazingly successful. Another area is common standards that enable interoperability. Copying these would cause South America to boom. Just imagine major highways and railways between each country instead of goat tracks. Successful Chilean or Colombian or Brazilian companies spreading into their neighbours and labour arbitrage enabling manufacturing in Paraguay and Bolivia for goods consumed in Peru and Ecuador or exported through ports in Brazil and Chile.

    UNASUR could do great things in a continent linked with similar languages and cultures. The EU contents with 24 languages and three alphabets.

    It needs someone with a continental vision and global outlook. Not someone that rants against the west and tries to turn inwards.

    Sep 05th, 2013 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    2 Anglotino

    I agree with most of what you post hower: “It needs someone with a continental vision and global outlook. Not someone that rants against the west and tries to turn inwards.”

    Do you know of antone because I do not!

    Sep 06th, 2013 - 08:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    Sep 06th, 2013 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    That's a good idea!

    Which means Correa won't go for it.

    Sep 06th, 2013 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Agreed which is why UNASUR won't go very far for a long time. Because the left in Latin America always get a strop on if they don't get their way or because they hang on to some perceived past wrong.

    That's why the future is the Pacific Alliance for the moment. Until they have pulled so far ahead that money talks.

    Sep 06th, 2013 - 05:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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