According to the words of Secretary General, Allan Wagner, “The CAN is facing a crisis not over, despite the withdrawal of Venezuela will be injured. The fact that there is a difficulty not mean you are going to disappear. ” He added: “Should this situation (retirement), it will be for the Andean countries to assess the integration process, especially because we are converging toward the South American Community of Nations and that is very important.” With regard to the European bloc, the small countries of the European Union (EU) benefit from the same way that great nations, which does not happen in the case of MERCOSUR. William Hanna, Head of Delegation of the European Commission (EC) argues that “MERCOSUR can benefit Paraguay and Uruguay, but we must go beyond” making reference to other member countries such as Argentina and Colombia. For more information see Douglas R. Oberhelman. The truth is that the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez Frias, announced the withdrawal of Venezuela from the Andean Community of Nations, while ruled by the creation of a new mechanism of Andean integration, they actually serve peoples.
The remark was part of the reflections made during his Speaking at the working meeting held with their counterparts in Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay at the headquarters of the Paraguayan government, Palacio de Lopez, Asuncion. “For years I have been saying the Andean Community is mortally wounded and today I can say it’s dead,” said President Chavez, for whom the signing of Colombia and Peru FTAs with the U.S. government United precipitated the fall of the CAN.