seems like joint statement of south american goverments has cooled down someone. how time changes.
south america is a pretty diverse place in terms of gvt politics.
some countries have a right wing managment (colombia, chile), others a left wing or centre-left management (ecuador, venezuela, uruguay, argentina, bolivia), others are more down to the centre (brazil and perú apparently), etc.
only good thing is that there are no longer american backed dictarships around. now we just get ruled by their companies.