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Former Colombian president becomes Unasur new secretary general

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 06:24 UTC
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Former Colombian president Ernesto Samper was confirmed as Unasur Secretary General following a consultation of the group's member countries presidents. The announcement had been delayed because a Union of South American Nations summit to be held in Montevideo this month was suspended. Read full article

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  • gordo1

    It seems that Samper is a very suspicious individual - a very controversial individual in his own country and, at one time, suspected to be in cahoots with the Cali “cartel”.

    Is there honour amongst thieves?

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Time for Unasur to get real and disown Argentina's illegitimate Falkland sovereignty claims.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @2 Unasur won't do that - President Correa, president of its host country, is anti-British anyway. He gave asylum to suspected rapist Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 04:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Felipe

    Correa is anti-British because he gave Assange political asylum?

    If you support the torture and illegal activities wikileaks has discovered, its fine, but at least be honest.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Best thing Correa (the US killed my dad and drug dealing isn’t even illegal) did was to give the self-serving toss pot ‘asylum’ in London. He now claims to have a heart condition after two years in the broom cupboard and will ‘leave’ soon.

    I hope he does, problem is the choices for him seem to be:

    1) Give himself up to the British Police and deal with the fallout, including Sweden and he claims, the US;

    2) Have a large diplomatic bag made that he can hide in and convince Correa to send a diplomatic private plane to Heathrow to get him out of the country;

    3) Die.

    He won’t do 1), he is too much of a coward. Correa won’t do 2), he’s sick to the back teeth of him. We might all be lucky and the bastard will die.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @4 Felipe

    I don't believe I said “Correa is anti-British because he gave Assange political asylum”. Correa is anti-British is what I said, he is also anti-American!

    Aug 29th, 2014 - 06:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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