US OKs Idea Raised in Brazil of Americas Group Without America

US State secretary Condoleezza Rice Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State of the US doesn't believe that the creation of an organization that pools Latin American and Caribbean countries would be a threat to or incompatible with the Organization of American States (OAS).

"The OAS continues being a hemispheric organization where all the parties to the region take part, and I think we have worked hard to strengthen it and it will continue getting stronger," said Rice at a press conference in Washington next to Mexico's Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa.

OAS was created in 1948, has 35 country members, with the exception of Cuba which was forced out in 1962.

The head of the US diplomacy reacted in this manner to an initiative taken during the recent Unasur (Union of South American Nations) summit held in Brazil, where 33 countries pondered on the creation, beginning 2010, of a hemispheric organization excluding the United States and Canada.

Mexican President Felipe Calderón suggested that the potential organization could be called the Latin American and Caribbean Union.

At the recent summit in Brazil the 33 regional leaders from Latinamerica and the Caribbean also called for the lifting of the US trade embargo on Cuba

"There are a growing number of regional organizations in the world which overlap" said Rice and went on to mention the case of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, APEC. "Nobody is thinking these organizations are excluding," said the Secretary.

"Under no circumstances the (Unasur) initiative can be considered as excluding, rather the strengthening of dialogue opportunities with other regions of the world," said Mexico's Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa.

"We're certain that a tighter integration will contribute to strengthen the very OAS," added Ms. Espinosa.

The high level ministerial meeting in Washington was motivated by the launching of the so called Merida initiative to combat cross-border drug trafficking and organized crime. US Congress approved US$ 400 million in anti-drug aid to Mexico earlier this year.



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  • João da Silva

    [quote]rob from some one that is a gringo or a lower class [/quote]

    They rob from the well educated and informed Middle Class too, Forrest. The 25 people who are going to be without work are called “Collateral Damages”. I have done my part as a “Do Gooder” and I am not sure if want to do it again.

  • forrest allen brown

    that the cain growers plan to take , and with no lake water or my wells they
    will just have to drill them again and build the lakes .

    it was funny that before i got the place no one wanted the land but after i built it up
    to a money making ranch , every body came out of the wood work to
    try to get there little bite of the gringo land and money .

    why should they work for something they can
    rob from some one that is a gringo or a lower class
    and the lack of justice in brasil will let them get away with it

    does not matter to them that they are putting 25 people out of work
    killing there sorce of fresh meat ,chickens ,eggs ,goat ,veggies
    all sold to the locals of the town cheeper than the stop and robs

    also loseing the wash rack we built for the people so they would
    not have to carry there clothes down to the river 2 kl away

  • ch.c.

    they can form there own cartel
    they already have a very big one….THE CORRUPTION CARTEL !

  • forrest allen brown

    yes back in brasil
    am on computer that has not been a few years at sea and is clean and dry.

    place here is same trees much bigger , more pregnat women here not married !!!!!
    from 15 to 17 years of age even the new mayors daughter ???

    like the place but not worth all the time fighting over something that i bought
    and paid for .looking at moving fatimas people to small place just out side of JP
    and take a dozer to this place and make it look like a war zone .

    fill in wells, pull pumps , cut dams ,destory homes and barns , burn all wood fence planks we dont take .roll up the wire
    then sell it to the people of costa that way he will feel at home all he would hav eto do is bring in his slaves
    and let them build a few brasilian slave homes .

  • João da Silva

    [quote]all we need is another free trade bunch[/quote]

    Your English became almost perfect overnight ! Must have deactivated the software or are using someone elseÀ‚´s PC to spread your words of wisdom. I tried that software a few years ago and it never worked. So I removed it.I think that I should reinstall it again.

    You already in Brazil?

  • forrest allen brown

    all we need is another free trade bunch
    this time at least if the US is not invloved with it they wont have an
    excuse to build a huge building in New York city to hold meetings
    and demand cash and other freebees from the US

    they can stay in each others countries and do there bidding there .

    they can form there own oil cartel .
    beef and chicken cartel .
    soy bean and other

  • João da Silva

    [quote]Please clarify what you mean by….. formidable.

    Your guess is as good as mine. Please feel free to interpret my statement any way [i]you [/i] want. 😉

  • ch.c.

    especially towards the newest member of this formidable group ?
    Please clarify what you mean by….. formidable.

    😀 😉

  • João da Silva

    [quote]Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State of the US doesn’t believe that the creation of an organization that pools Latin American and Caribbean countries would be a threat to or incompatible with the Organization of American States (OAS)[/quote]

    Miss.Rice is just nice as she is leaving office on Jan 20th and she does not have to deal with G-33 anymore.BUT…..BUT…… Mrs.Clinton may feel and act differently, especially towards the newest member of this formidable group.

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