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CELAC condemns illegal use of IT against Cuba

May 1, 2014
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on Tuesday condemned the illegal use of information and communication technologies against its member states in the case of the recent anti-Cuba social media platform known as Zunzuneo.

CELAC summit shows spirit of solidarity, says ALBA head

February 1, 2014
CELAC summit shows spirit of solidarity, says ALBA head HAVANA, Cuba -- Regional blocs in the Caribbean and Latin America have shown a spirit of solidarity and cooperation that represents a "new expression of integration," the head of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) said on Tuesday.

Commentary: Cuba, US and CELAC

January 30, 2014
On Tuesday, January 28, and Wednesday, January 29, 33 members of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) met in Havana, Cuba, to discuss a multitude of pertinent issues in the region, the most prominent being inequality, poverty and national security.

In Cuba, UN secretary general spotlights sustainable development, human rights, security

January 29, 2014
In Cuba, UN secretary general spotlights sustainable development, human rights, security HAVANA, Cuba -- Peace and security, sustainable development and human rights are on the agenda at the second summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which opened in Cuba on Tuesday and where United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was due to...

UN secretary general to attend CELAC summit in Cuba

January 27, 2014
UN secretary general to attend CELAC summit in Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, was due to travel on Sunday to Havana to participate in the second summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), scheduled for this week, a spokesperson at the UN headquarters in Geneva said on Friday.

CELAC summit in Havana to pursue process of integration

January 25, 2014
CELAC summit in Havana to pursue process of integration HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Hubert Mendez, Costa Rica’s ambassador to Cuba, declared on Thursday that the second summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), will endorse the region’s decision to make progress in its process of integration. In an exclusive interview with ACN...

Puerto Rico must join CELAC, says Venezuela president

January 24, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela (ACN) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he will propose the membership of Puerto Rico at the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), whose second summit will be held January 28 and 29 in Havana.

Russian foreign minister emphasises universal role of CELAC

January 22, 2014
MOSCOW, Russia (ACN) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov highlighted in Moscow on Tuesday the importance of relations with Latin America and marked the weight of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) as factor joining the region together.

CELAC heads to begin arriving in Havana next week

January 21, 2014
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The heads of state and government who will take part at the second summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Cuba will begin arriving in Havana on January 27. According to the event’s agenda, the inaugural session will take place...

Sustainable development is key to facing regional challenges, says Cuban minister

October 28, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuban mining and energy minister Alfredo Lopez, at a regional ministerial meeting in Jamaica, called for joint efforts to achieve sustainable development as the key to successfully overcome the challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean region.

Costa Rica prepares to assume CELAC presidency

September 23, 2013
Costa Rica prepares to assume CELAC presidency SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (ACN) -- The government of Costa Rica has started preparations to assume the pro-tempore presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) as of January 2014. Costa Rican foreign minister Enrique Castillo said that a meeting took place on Thursday.

CELAC demands total elimination of nuclear weapons

August 23, 2013
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (ACN) -- The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has adopted a declaration in Buenos Aires, which favours nuclear disarmament. The text is considered crucial for its content according to a report by Radio Havana Cuba.

Vulnerable populations a priority for CELAC

July 25, 2013
CARACAS, Venezuela (ACN) -- Cuban Labour and Social Security minister Margarita Gonzalez said in Caracas that attention to the most vulnerable population sectors is a priority for the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which is holding a meeting in Venezuela.

OAS weighs in on incident in Europe involving aircraft carrying president of Bolivia

July 11, 2013
OAS weighs in on incident in Europe involving aircraft carrying president of Bolivia WASHINGTON, USA -- Hard on the heels of serious concern expressed by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the permanent council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Tuesday adopted a resolution concerning the incident on July 2 involving the president of...

CELAC issues statement in support of Bolivian president

July 8, 2013
CELAC issues statement in support of Bolivian president HAVANA, Cuba -- The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has expressed serious concern over the events that occurred on July 2, when some European governments refused or withdrew suddenly and without explanation whatsoever, the over-flight and landing permits for...

Experts from eight countries address regional integration in Cuba

June 11, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Experts from eight countries are due to address prospects of Latin American and Caribbean integration, during an international seminar that is being held in Havana, Cuba. The forum, organized by the Havana University’s Center for Research on...

Cuba hosts CELAC coordination meeting

May 10, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba is hosting the fifth meeting of national coordinators of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on Thursday and Friday of this week. The gathering aims at getting approval of the 2013...

CELAC weighs in on Venezuela elections

April 22, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has issued a communiqué on the recent presidential elections in Venezuela. First, CELAC congratulated President Nicolas Maduro on the results...

CELAC favours unity and consensus

April 8, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Foreign ministers of the troika of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on Friday ratified in Havana the bloc’s willingness to serve legitimate collective interests, regional consensus and unity.

Foreign ministers of CELAC's expanded troika meet in Cuba

April 6, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The second meeting of foreign ministers of the expanded “troika” of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), composed of Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica and Haiti, opened on Friday at the Cuban Foreign Ministry.

CELAC restates support for Argentina over Falklands

March 28, 2013
CELAC restates support for Argentina over Falklands NEW YORK, USA -- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has restated at the United Nations the support of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for Argentina in its dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands.

CELAC culture ministers discuss integration in Suriname

March 15, 2013
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (ACN) -- Culture ministers with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are gathering in the Surinamese capital Paramaribo during their first forum aimed at empowering regional integration.

Cuba committed to development of CELAC and the region, says ambassador

February 9, 2013
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (ACN) -- Cuban ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Humberto Rivero, said in Port of Spain that Cuba assumed the pro-tempore presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) committed to...

CELAC education ministers meet in Cuba

February 8, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuban government vice-president Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday inaugurated in Havana the first meeting of education ministers from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

CELAC integration ideal is moving forward, says Cuban president

January 30, 2013
SANTIAGO, Chile (ACN) -- Cuban President Raul Castro said in Chile that the integration ideal that inspired the creation of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC by its Spanish acronym) is moving forward.

CELAC-EU summit addresses new strategic partnership

January 29, 2013
SANTIAGO, Chile (GINA) -- Heads of government in Latin America and the Caribbean met behind closed doors in Santiago, Chile, a few hours after host President Sebastián Piñera Echenique called for a new strategic partnership.

CARICOM leaders head for CELAC summits

January 26, 2013
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Heads of government, foreign ministers and the secretary-general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be in Santiago, Chile, this weekend to take part in two summit meetings. The first summit of the Community of...

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