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Southern Common Market


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[Southern Common Market Flag] by André Pires Godinho

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Southern Common Market flag

I discovered the official web site of the Southern Common Market. The members of this economic zone are: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and associated members are Bolivia and Chile the aim the common market is to increase regional economic cooperation. It is also known as Mercado Común del Sur (Mercosur) in Spanish, or Mercado Comum do Cone Sul (Mercosul) in Portuguese. The flag I drew is based on one I saw on the web site. The stars symbolizes the members and the disposition is like Southern Cross constellation, the line I think symbolizes the global position of the market in the Southern Hemisphere (the alpha of the Southern Cross constellation is the Polar Star of the south hemisphere).

André Pires Godinho, 14 January 2003

Could the green curve represent - in a stylized way - the southern tropic of Capricorn, in which the member countries of MERCOSUR are located? Just a

Gustavo Tracchia, 15 March 2003