Latin America paid host to two significant summits over the course of the last week. During a two-day summit in Ecuador, the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) provided concrete evidence of its ambition by unveiling a grand new headquarters near Quito, which contrasted with some more chimerical aspirations for regional integration. The Ibero- American summit in Veracruz, Mexico, addressed the challenge of global economic changes and came up with concrete proposals to help spur development, with a focus on education and innovation.

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