Union of South American Nations (UNASUR – Spanish; UNASUL – Portuguese)

What is Union of South American Nations (UNASUR – Spanish; UNASUL – Portuguese)?

Union of South American Nations (UNASUR – Spanish; UNASUL – Portuguese) meaning

formerly South American Community of Nations (CSN) which terminated on 16 April 2007

 

established – 23 May 2008

 

aim – to model a community after the European Union which will include a common currency, parliament, passport, and defense policy

 

members – (12) Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

 

observers – (2) Mexico, Panama

 

 

reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html