In 2005, heads of State from South America with progressive tendencies expressed their rejection to the creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and began a new project that aimed to achieve alternative modes for regional governance, which resulted in the creation of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur). Unasur has been established as an alternative integration project, with renewed commitments about the principles of democracy, social inclusion and human rights that interweave its approach to health in South America and globally.
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