Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Americas bloc excluding US and Canada is proposed


Why didn't the administration see this coming and make all effort to head it off?

Latin American and Caribbean nations have agreed to set up a new regional body without the US and Canada.

The new bloc would be an alternative to the Organisation of American States (OAS), the main forum for regional affairs in the past 50 years.

Mexico has been hosting a regional summit in the beach resort of Cancun.

The OAS has been dogged by rifts between some members and the US over economic policy and trade, and criticised for promoting US interests.

And, without dredging up all the instances, why is it more often than not a group of nations on one side and the US on the other? All alone. Could the map have anything to do with it?

Oh yeah, why do I have to learn about such things from the BBC or Channel NewsAsia or some such shit?

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