South American Countries Create New Regional Bloc

The Declaration of Santiago calls for member countries to address integration issues in infrastructure, energy, health, defense, security and crime prevention, natural disaster prevention and management’.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The leaders of Latin American countries met in Santiago, Chile last week are discussing the creation of Prosur, a new regional bloc to replace the Union of South American Nations (Unasur).

"Unasur is practically extinct today. We cannot admit that countries’ policies remain driven by ideologies, that is all," said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro about the regional bloc which is being substituted.

Among the heads of state attending the meeting . . .

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