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Chile, Venezuela, Cuba hold CELAC ministerial meeting in Santiago

Monday, January 9th 2012 - 06:55 UTC
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Chilean minister Moreno is hosting the meeting ahead of this year’s summit 

Chilean minister Moreno is hosting the meeting ahead of this year’s summit

Foreign Affairs ministers from Chile, Cuba and Venezuela begin discussions Monday in Santiago to advance in the implementation of the recently created Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Celac.

The new organization was born last month in Caracas and inherits much of the norms, knowledge and experience from the Group of Rio and the Latin America and Caribbean summit. Chile currently holds the rotating chair of Celac since the next summit is scheduled to take place this year in Santiago.

According to the Chilean ministry release Minister Alfredo Moreno will head the “troika” meeting together with his peers from Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez and from Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.

Chilean minister Moreno is also scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with his two peers.

The purpose of the meeting is to agree on a work and targets’ timetable and to keep advancing in the configuration of the new international body.

Promoted by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, Celac is made up of all countries from the hemisphere with the exception of United States and Canada, which are yes integrated to the long standing Organization of American States.

Several Latin American countries headed by Venezuela consider OAS to be too close and manipulated by the US besides the fact its headquarters is in Washington.

 

  

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  • Lord Ton

    Oh - it's a 'troika' now!

    Smacks of a junta !

    And I still think that a CELAC is a type of vegetable :-)

    Jan 09th, 2012 - 07:28 am 0
  • ChrisR

    1 Lord Ton a quick Google came up with-
    CELACor: Delivers specialized healing and rejuvenating properties to each layer of skin, erasing visible signs of damage.
    I wonder if CFK knows this?

    CELACtion: 2D animation software used to teach children the basics of animation films.
    Well, there are 33 'children' in the latest bunch of no hopers.

    CELAC: Collecting and Exchange of Local Agricultural Content: ”Under ground rats feed on the roots and lower stems of many crop types including sweet potatoes and cassava. This leads to death of plants.
    YES, I can see another parallel here!

    Jan 09th, 2012 - 10:51 am 0
  • Raul

    1 and 2 Ton Lord ChrisR

    Keep resting on its laurels and making fun of Latin America that sooner than later, will give a surprise to the UK.
    It began with the prohibition of MERCOSUR and is just the beginning ... ... ... ..

    Jan 09th, 2012 - 06:56 pm 0
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