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UNASUR’s Dangerous Decline: The Risks of a Growing Left-Right Split in South America

May 03, 2018

On April 20, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru informed the Union of South American Nations, the continental integration association commonly known as UNASUR, that they were suspending their membership for a year. While overlooked as a minor regional non-event by much of the Western media, this could have profound implications for South America.

Latin American countries almost never withdraw from regional organizations, let alone those created specifically to advance their collective international insertion. The astounding announcement from the six countries...

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