Many Illusions

Editor’s Note: Comes a new South American countries union (and Mercosur?) with so diverse and complicated goals as the cultural, social, economic and political union also achieve social inclusion, civic participation, strengthen democracy Horacio woman is asking questions, and Horacio does not know what to say, if they want to know, keep reading can leave us their comments in UNASUR is born with many illusions Buenos Aires 26 May 2008 Friday, soon as I got to my house, my wife received me with the following question: what is this of the UNASUR? I honestly didn’t know what reply I already I have answers to certain questions that she made me frequently as why cannot spend more money, I have messy clothes, who ate such a thing and other topics related to the home, but what is the UNASUR, I actually left without answers. The truth is that the past Friday, 12 countries of South America signed the Treaty constitutive of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which will have broad objectives, among which are the following: build participatory and consensual, way a space of integration and union in the cultural, social, economic and political between their peoples, giving priority to political dialogue, social policies, education, energy, infrastructure, finance and the environment, among others, with a view to eliminating socioeconomic inequality, achieving social inclusion and citizen participation, strengthen democracy and reduce asymmetries in the framework of strengthening the sovereignty and independence of States. UNASUR is formed by Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. And so they have an idea of the importance of the block, I can tell you that it encompasses 388 million people with a global GDP of US $1.9 trillion (that is, about 3.5 % of world GDP). How will the UNASUR conform? The first thing that must be said is that it will, deliberative organs, a Council of Heads of State and Government, a Foreign Affairs Council and a Council of delegates.