22 April 2018

6 Countries Suspend Membership in UNASUR Regional Bloc

6 Countries Suspend Membership in UNASUR Regional Bloc


Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni has announced that Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru had decided to temporarily leave the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), given differences over choosing the secretary general of the group.

A South American bloc created a decade ago to counter US influence in the region has temporarily lost half its members after six countries suspended their memberships amid differences over who should lead the group.

Source- DD News

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • UNASUR was promoted by late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Surinam, Uruguay and Venezuela remain in the bloc.

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