Reuters: South American presidents announce creation of new regional bloc22 March 2019 | 21:43 | FOCUS News Agency
Presidents from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru attended the summit in the Chilean capital of Santiago. Chile and Colombia had led the push for the new ‘Prosur’ political grouping after criticism that a previous bloc, Unasur, failed to take action on crisis-stricken Venezuela.
“This will be a forum with a firm and clear commitment to democracy, freedom and a respect for human rights,” said Chilean President Sebastian Pinera following the signing ceremony.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was not among the leaders invited to meet in Santiago on Friday.
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