South America nations found union

by Dave

Simon Bolivar before his death in 1830 remarked that uniting the nations of Latin America was like ploughing the sea. It is too early to tell whether Unasur is a step towards proving him wrong.

The leaders of 12 South American nations have formed a regional body aimed at boosting economic and political integration in the region.

At a summit in Brazil, they signed a treaty which created the Union of South American Nations (Unasur).

The Unasur members are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.