CELAC

Runasur: A project for cohesion in a fragmented world

“Let us live as brothers and sisters, united in one body. Let us take care of the protection and preservation of the Spaniards, Creoles, mestizos, Zambos and Indians because we are all compatriots, born in these lands and of the…

President of Colombia hails progress made in the resolution of 50 years of civil war

Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, addressed the members of the assembled press in a short conference at the CELEC summit taking place in Ecuador today, before returning to talks dealing with the problems of regional poverty. He spoke of…

Photos from the CELAC summit

As 33 heads of state and their representatives meet in Ecuador, just outside Quito in a town called the Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo), the world’s press gathers to take photos. After his efforts at last week’s summit…

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador opens the CELAC summit

33 Heads of State or their official representatives arrived at the UNASUR headquarters from 6.30am this morning to be greeted by their host in a colourful and musical welcome. Taking place in the Nestor Kirchner building, named after one of…

GROWING SUPPORT FOR MOVING AWAY FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS

GENEVA (IDN) – Ahead of the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) scheduled for April 27 to May 22, 2015 in New York, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean…

Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz at CELAC Summit

The following speech was given by Cuban President Raul Castro at the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, held in Costa Rica, on Jan. 28, 2015. It deals with pressing issues facing Cuba and Latin America. Esteemed…

33 Latin American and Caribbean states endorse Austrian Pledge and call for negotiations on a ban treaty

Latin American and Caribbean states have once again shown a united front and a clear vision for the future of nuclear disarmament. At the third annual summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), heads of state of all…

China Ready to Work with CELAC

Beijing, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) China declared today to be ready to work with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to establish, before the end of 2014, the common forum approved at the recent summit of the…

Latin American, Caribbean Leaders Declare “Peace Zone” in the Region

Latin American and Caribbean leaders have wrapped their annual summit of a regional grouping that excludes the United States and Canada. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States held its first gathering last year as a counterweight to forums…

2nd CELAC Summit Concludes with Important Statements

Havana, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is expected to conclude today with important statements, particularly in proclaiming the region as a zone for peace and free of nuclear…

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