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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...

CELAC summit boosts hopes of regional integration

January 24, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is expected to boost regional integration and projects to face current challenges, said the president of the Cuban Parliament’s International Relations...

Commentary: What is CELAC, its motive, origin, validity and sustainability?

December 19, 2011
Commentary: What is CELAC, its motive, origin, validity and sustainability? The December 4 and 5 Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) talk shop, which was convened under Hugo Chavez, president of the Republic of Venezuela, requires greater scrutiny and analysis to determine the motive and outcomes.

Guyana president endorses Cuba chairing CELAC in 2013

December 9, 2011
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The Guyana government under the new President Donald Ramotar is continuing to lobby for the inclusion of Cuba in the affairs of the hemisphere and believes that the handing over the chairmanship of the...

St Kitts-Nevis PM hails CELAC

December 5, 2011
St Kitts-Nevis PM hails CELAC CARACAS, Venezuela (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas said the third summit of Latin America and the Caribbean on Integration and Development was an historic meeting that not only closes the chapter on the CALC...

CELAC can be a landmark for Latin America and the Caribbean, says Cuban president

December 3, 2011
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- “If it works and is successful, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) could be regarded as the greatest event of the last 200 years of semi-independence in Latin America,” said President Raul Castro.

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