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Venezuela quits Andean trade bloc

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez says his country is withdrawing from the South American trade bloc, the Andean Community of Nations. He told a summit in Paraguay that Venezuela was leaving because recent trade deals between Peru, Colombia and the US had killed off the community. He has accused fellow members of being overly aligned with the US. He has vowed to create economic and political unity in South America without the help of Washington. Full Story

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