His personal negative attitudes and antipathy towards the northern American empire had spilled over into his foreign policy, negatively affecting the operations of the Andean Community of nations
, when Venezuela forcefully made it clear to the member states, especially to Colombia and Peru, that friendly relations and cooperative agreements with the USA on the South American continent will not be tolerated.
Trade Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean Role of Trade Promotion Authority North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) U.S.-Chile FTA Central America--Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement U.S.-Andean FTA U.S.-Panama FTA Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Regional Integration Initiatives in the Americas Mexico Canada Southern Common Market (Mercosur) Andean Community of Nations
(CAN) Central American Common Market (CACM) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) South American Community of Nations (CSN) Policy Issues and Implications Continuation of Bilaterals and Regional Trade Agreements Completion of an FTAA Trade Integration and U.S.
In South America, they are gaining the clout to do so through regional blocs such as the Andean Community of Nations
and Mercosur, and the recent merger of those two groups into the new 12-nation South American Community of Nations, modeled after the European Union.
This would combine two existing regional blocs, the Andean Community of Nations
(Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) and Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay), along with Chile, Guyana, and Suriname.
The Comunidad Andina de Naciones (CAN--the Andean Community of Nations
) first and foremost signals the desire to cooperate and a recognition that, by coordinating activities, all states can realize mutual gains.
LatinPharma 2003 was held at the Secretariat of the Andean Community of Nations
, while the Andean Development Corporation financed the participation of regulatory and accreditation agencies.
Venezuela was one of the full members of the Andean Community of nations
more than 33 years, starting from its entry on February 13, 1973 until the fateful day of April 20, 2006 when the then Venezuelan president and a leader of the country hugo rafael Chavez Frias officially announced its withdrawal from this integration group.
Also included are 20 two-to-three page entries on relevant intergovernmental organizations such as the Andean Community of Nations
, the Organization of American States, and the Caribbean Community and Common Market, as well a chronology of major events for 2007 and a list of serial publications covering the region.