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  • President Evo Morales inaugurates Unasur Parliament building.

    President Evo Morales inaugurates Unasur Parliament building. | Photo: Agencia Boliviana de Informacion

Published 13 September 2018
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In the San Benito municipality of Bolivia, Morales delivered the new building for the Unasur parliament - which he described as the "big house of South America," during his inauguration speech.

On Wednesday, Bolivian President Evo Morales delivered the new building for the Union of South American Nations' (Unasur) parliament headquarters, in the central department of Cochabamba.

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In the San Benito municipality of Bolivia, Morales delivered the new building for the Unasur parliament - which he described as the "big house of South America," during his inauguration speech.

"This is another historical date for Cochabamba, Bolivia and South America (...) we are inaugurating the big house of South America," said the president. Bolivia is the country holding the pro tempore presidency for the organization which was implemented to integrate South America.

During the handing-over ceremony, President Morales called for the continuous construction of Latin American integration, referring to the South American body's parliament as "an integration center, a symbol of the liberation of South America and Latin America."

Morales urges other member countries of Unasur to generate a "consensus agenda," to address disagreements and continue on the path to constructing "South American integration."

Early July, Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno offered the use of Unasur's Quito headquarters of the pro tempore secretariat to an Indigenous University. The Bolivian government responded, to Moreno's action, by saying that the building in Ecuador can only be taken back by the host nation if all Unasur member governments agree.

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