Brazil announces to quit the Union of South American Nations
The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a notice that in April 2018, the governments of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru decided to suspend their participation in the activities of the Union of South American Nations because of the long-standing crisis within the mechanism. A situation has not changed so far.
The announcement said that on March 22 this year, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay and Peru signed a statement announcing the establishment of the South American Progress Forum to replace the Union of South American Nations. The structure of the new forum is light and flexible, with clear operating rules and rapid decision-making mechanisms.
It is reported that since 2017, the post of Secretary-General of the Union of South American Nations is in a vacant state, and the activities of the Alliance are difficult.
On the 15th, Bolivia announced that it would transfer the status of the rotating presidency to Brazil, while Brazil announced its withdrawal from the alliance.
Previously, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Argentina had announced their formal withdrawal from the organization.
The Union of South American Nations was established in May 2008. Its member states include 12 South American countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela, aiming to build a multi-participation and region. A recognized integrated mechanism that seeks common development in culture, society, economy and politics.