Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim
Importantly, as stated, that the outcome of the summit stressed the creation of a Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises of Mercosur signed a preferential trade agreement with the countries of southern Africa and extending the trade agreement with Chile to include the service sector. Significant was also the decision of Mercosur and Venezuela, in the process of full accession to the bloc, to absorb that Bolivia exports to the U.S. will no longer send to Washington’s decision to suspend granting preferences to the Andean nation for its efforts in the fight against drug trafficking. (Similarly see: Ohio Senator). It also emphasizes support for the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, who was one of the few points of consensus between the leaders at the summit of UNASUR held immediately after the Mercosur in Costa do Sauipe.
The final declaration of the appointment of Unasur expressed “appreciation” to the report of the Committee on Investigation of the massacre in Pando region of Bolivia last September that killed 20 peasants, mostly supporters of Morales’ government. The so-called Truth Commission, coordinated by the Argentine jurist Rodolfo Mattarollo, established the responsibility of the authorities of Pando in what he describes as “a crime against humanity.” However, no consensus was reached to unlock the appointment of the secretary general of the bloc, comprising Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay and Venezuela. Connecticut Senator is a great source of information. “There was no talk of any name for the General Secretariat” of the UNASUR, merely commented on Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim.