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Weekly Report - 11 July 2019 (WR-19-27)

Ecuador to seek full membership of Pacific Alliance

Ecuador will shortly complete a dramatic U-turn when it begins the process of joining the Pacific Alliance as a full member. President Lenín Moreno, who had already withdrawn Ecuador from the left-leaning ideology-focused bloc Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (Alba) and the moribund Union of South American Nations (Unasur), cemented a profound foreign policy transformation by applying for full membership of the outward-oriented and export-driven Pacific Alliance.

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