Sunday, May 25, 2008

Socialists and Social Democrats create Union of South American Nations

UNASUR, the Right Way, Michelle Bachelet
Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Creation of the UNASUR (Union of South American Nations) is a historic step in the right direction, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet asserted on Friday, after assuming its presidency pro tempore.

Bachelet said this new mechanism will allow continuing making progress in the in the process to integrate the Latin American nations and it is essential to face up to the common challenges and as a catalyst for the regional development.

With a world order that involves new actors, including new emerging countries, the UNASUR will allow the Latin American nations speaking with a more powerful voice, faced with the global problems, she said.

She warned that the Union's members should focus their attention on the issues that unite them, promote political coordination and propose clear goals and objectives.

In this reference, she was in favor of insisting on social policies to fight poverty and encourage trade, scientific research, and issues related to energy security in the region.


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