With the resurgence of progressive governments in the region and the strengthening of regional integration and anti-imperialist movements, the Lima Group is near its demise, with its purpose already defeated.
The Lima Group was founded to support the US’ regime change campaign against Venezuela. In just four years since its formation, five countries have already withdrawn from the group
RUNASUR, a new regional integration mechanism, aims at uniting the Indigenous people, peasants, social movements and workers of Latin America, as well as building a Plurinacional America
The meeting of Indigenous organizations, social movements and trade unions from 11 countries of the region concluded with a call for the creation of a new regional integration mechanism: the Union of South American Nations of the People
María Lourdes Urbaneja Durant tells Vijay Prashad that despite sabotage by the US, Venezuela has been able to curb the spread of COVID-19 through “participation of the people”
Argentine President, Alberto Fernández, recognized Nicolás Maduro as Venezuela’s legitimate president and criticized the economic blockades against the Caribbean country, setting up a new scenario in Latin America
Haitian activist and economist Jean Jores Pierre explores the history of the PetroCaribe Agreement and its relationship to anti-corruption protests in the country
Incoming President Luis Lacalle Pou showed the allegiance of his administration with Uruguay’s withdrawal from UNASUR and the interruption of the withdrawal process from the TIAR
All the presidents of the region were invited to the summit except for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. The setting up of Prosur is seen as an attempt to create a parallel organisation to UNASUR which was set up during the time of Commander Hugo Chavez
The decision is a blow to continental unity and an affirmation of the North American imperialist agenda in Latin America . The country loses the chance of integrating itself with its neighbors and benefiting in a variety of ways.
Various Ecuadorian and Latin American social organizations gathered in Ecuador to declare their support to UNASUR, a project which proposes Latin American unity and cooperation