President Uribe

The 12-member bloc of South American nations that constitutes the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) is scheduled to hold its third meeting in Quito, Ecuador today to discuss a wide range of issues ranging from the coup in Honduras, to Brazilian-Paraguayan electricity trading.

A year after an Americas-wide effort to calm tensions between Quito and Bogotá moved into high gear, relations remain tenuous.

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