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    Colombia Permanently Withdraws From Unasur - Foreign Minister

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    BOGOTA (Sputnik) - Colombia will permanently withdraw from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes said Friday.

    "We believe in the need to relaunch the OAS [Organization of American States], we are going to launch a new border policy, a new immigration policy, we are going to… withdraw from Unasur," Holmes said at a news conference in Bogota.

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    The Unasur is an intergovernmental regional organization comprising 12 South American countries.

    In April 2018, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru suspended their membership in the organization.

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