Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Your Call 061208 Unsure about UNASUR

Are we on the brink of the United States of South America? On the next Your Call we'll discuss the creation of La Union de Naciones Suramericanas last month in Brasilia. The Constitutive Treaty creates a headquarters in Quito, Ecuador, the South American Parliament in Cochabamba and the Bank of the South in Bogota. How big a deal was the signing? Will momentum for unification weaken when Bush is gone? And why hasn't the agreement garnered more attention in any of the Americas? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Nathan Gill in Valparaiso, Chile
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar researching globalization and South American regional integration at the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile (Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile). He is also the publisher of Southern Affairs, a blog that offers news and analysis of Latin American international relations, and is the government and economy correspondent in Chile for Bloomberg News.

Larry Birns in Washington, D.C.
The director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs since its founding in 1975. A former defense researcher and strategist and member of the Institute for Strategic Studies in London, and the All Souls College, Oxford's military seminar, he was a senior grade public affairs officer for the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America in Santiago, Chile.

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