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Peru and Saint Lucia pull out of anti-Venezuela group

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.

Lima Group left without home base following Peru and Saint Lucia’s withdrawals

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 In just four years since its formation, five countries have already withdrawn from the group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 Latin American regional integration mechanism, created in Bolivia

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

First Meeting of Peoples and Organizations of Abya Yala concludes in Bolivia

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

How Venezuela has held back COVID-19 in spite of the US sanctions stranglehold on its economy

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”

Argentina’s stance on Venezuela changes with the new government

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

PetroCaribe is at the heart of a geopolitical battle in the Carribean

Haitian activist and economist Jean Jores Pierre explores the history of the PetroCaribe Agreement and its relationship to anti-corruption protests in the country

Uruguayan government withdraws from UNASUR and returns to TIAR

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

PROSUR: strengthening of regional integration or disintegration?

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

Colombia’s withdrawal from UNASUR marks a lost opportunity

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.

Peoples movements declare, “We the people are UNASUR”

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

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