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South American leaders name ex-Argentine President Nestor Kirchner as Unasur secretary-general

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The leaders of South America named former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner as their secretary-general on Tuesday, setting aside their differences in hopes that the 12-nation Unasur group can consolidate into a regional force for unity, development and democracy-building.The Unasur group also condemned of Arizona's immigration law as a violation of human rights, issuing a declaration that said the law legitimizes "racist attitudes" in U.S. society and increases "the latent risk of violence due to racial hate, lamentable episodes that have involved South American victims."Unasur was formed years ago, in part as a counterpoint to the Organization of American States and other regional organizations dominated by Washington, but the nations had failed to agree on a leader until now. Unasur's permanent headquarters near Ecuador's capital, and a parliament building planned for Cochabamba, Bolivia , remain on the drawing board.According to Unasur's founding tre...

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