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Unasur under pressure: six nations, including Brazil and Argentina, suspend their memberships

Saturday, April 21st 2018 - 06:31 UTC
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Half of the nations belonging to Unasur, a South American bloc set up a decade ago to counter U.S. sway in the region, have decided to suspend their membership, a Brazilian official announced on Friday. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    Unasur and Argentina made public on Tuesday a letter dated last 5 April in which the regional group' Secretary General and former Colombian president Ernesto Samper, strongly supports Argentina's sovereignty claims over the Falklands/Malvinas and other South Atlantic Islands plus the adjoining maritime spaces. “The UK persistence in holding on to the colonial enclave of Malvinas against all odds, challenges not only 40 UN General Assembly resolutions, but statements from the Union of South American Nations, calling or demanding a negotiated solution to the territorial conflict”, writes Samper in the letter addressed to foreign minister Hector Timerman.

    Samper goes on to say that taking into account the commemoration of the 200 years of South American states' independence, “it would be convenient to corroborate the peace commitment of nations and peoples that make up the South Atlantic and put an end to an occupation that has lacerated for decades Argentina's dignity. Likewise it has ignored the uninterrupted and sustained commitment of several governments of your country to end the matter in a peaceful manner”, adds the letter. (MercoPress 29 April 2015).

    40 UN General Assembly Resolutions?

    Falklands – UN Resolutions & 2013 Referendum (1 pg):

    Apr 21st, 2018 - 09:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Brazil has an illegitimate government at that time. A popular non-voting government that took power through a coup d'etat.

    Please disregard any agreement or compromise signed by the corrupt criminals who took power in Brazil.

    Apr 21st, 2018 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    REF: “Brazil & Argentina, suspend their memberships”:

    It COULD have something to do with some of the many Operations [Car Wash?] which are under investigations!

    Apr 22nd, 2018 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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