US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC :
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
News :: International
South American Foreign Ministers Call for Unity
03 Aug 2005
Latin America consolidates its unity and solidarity at the 2nd South American Community of Nations (SACN) Foreign Ministers Meeting in Ecuador.
South American Foreign Ministers Call for Unity

Quito, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Antonio Parra called on his South American counterparts to abandon selfish policies, and consolidate Latin American unity and solidarity, at the Tuesday session of the 2nd South American Community of Nations (SACN) Foreign Ministers Meeting in Guayaquil, southwest of Ecuador.
Parra spoke at the Tuesday session, and pointed out this meeting constitutes a prelude for the SACN Summit for Heads of State and Government in Brazil in September.
“We want no more selfish policies. We want unifying policies that can make us stronger, and let us present a united front of solidarity against the ambition of other countries,” he said. “We should never again fight each other, weaken each other, look at each other with indifference,” he concluded.
Peruvian Foreign Minister and temporary SACN secretary Manuel Rodriguez said that strategically, South America should become more competitive in the region with a vision not only of economic profitability but also with social coherence.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Ali Rodriguez warned that development and integration are not possible without considerable fuel and energy development.
“Physical integration of highways, air transport, railroads, is fundamental, and it is needed by the countries in our region,” he said.
He pointed out that the Venezuelan government’s objective in the integration processes is linked to coordinating policies, and he reminded of the experience of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in this matter.
This meeting concluded Tuesday with the signing of the Declaration of Guayaquil by the 12 participating South American countries.

This work is in the public domain
Add a quick comment
Your name Your email


Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.