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Monday, March 1, 2010

Another AMERICA LIBRE moment

Another chilling development envisioned in the AMERICA LIBRE trilogy: the formation of an international Hispanic coalition. Although in its infancy, this organization hopes to challenge U.S. primacy in the Americas.

Latinamerican and Caribbean nations are to set up a new regional bloc of all the countries in the Americas, with the exception of the United States and Canada. The decision was formalized Tuesday at a regional summit of the so called Rio Group in the Mexican resort of Cancun.

The new body will include Cuba, which was suspended from the OAS in 1962 because of its communist revolution, and last year rejected an invitation to rejoin.

It is the latest example of a decade-long drive within the Americas to deepen continental integration and lessen the once overwhelming influence of the US on politics and economies.

Raul Ramos y Sanchez

1 comment:

Walter O'Connor said...

Maybe that jackass Tom Tancredo is worried, but the rest of us could give a damn. Let them talk, there's nothing wrong with that... unless you're a paranoiac :o)