Webmaster’s note: the inaugural summit of the recently concluded Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) was attended by 13 CARICOM leaders, several of whom spoke out strongly in support of the new organisation, which aims to consolidate the unity and independence of the entire region. Tamara Pearson, who covered the summit for Venezuelanalysis.com,, captures the feeilng and flavour of the historic meeting.
“Haha, Ortega doesn’t know what he’s talking about, neither does Evo, they don’t know anything about crime, there are reports out there that know more,” said a journalist from Bloomberg to his colleague. The journalist was sitting next to me in the press tent set up outside the CELAC plenary sessions in the Patio de Honor of the Bolivarian Militia University of Venezuela…
Final Declaration of Havana Approved
Declaration adopted by the Cuba-CARICOM Summit
CARICOM’S stinging rebuke to the United States Rickey Singh
US Committing blunder after blunder Raffique Shah
Vote on Resolution 187 in Favour to 3 Against, with 2 Abstentions
Even though many delegates expressed a newfound optimism that United States-Cuba relations could improve with the change of Administration in Washington, the United Nations General Assembly today once again adopted a stern resolution calling on the United States to end a trade embargo, which had created human suffering and wrecked havoc with the economy of the island nation…
By Dr. Wim Dierckxsens (Holland).- Dr. Antonio Jarquin T (Nicaragua).- Dr Paulo Nakatani (Brazil) Dr. Paulo Campanario (Brazil).- Dr. Reinaldo Carcanholo (Brazil).- Dr. Remy Herrera (France)
It is unthinkable that the U.S. military and intelligence community had no prior knowledge of the Honduras coup. If this information was known to President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton, then statements made by both during the Vth Summit of the Americas were merely a cynical maneouvre to deceive regional opinion. If, President Obama did not know about it, this means that there was illegal intervention within the USA of sinister forces in the political, military or intelligence apparatus, usurping or commanding the powers and privileges of the U.S. President with respect to the conduct of U.S. foreign policy, by attacking another democratic state such as Honduras, a friend of USA, without the approval of the president. Worse still, this would imply the presence in the official state apparatus of the U.S. of subalterns –civil, military diplomatic or in intelligence– insubordination to the President of the United States.