sábado, diciembre 03, 2011

CELAC, Los Resultados

Caracas, 03 Dic. AVN.- The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, announced this Saturday that member countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), approved special resolutions in favor of the social, economic and cultural development in the region, contained within the Declaration of Caracas.

During the second session of the foundational summit of the CELAC held in Caracas, Venezuela, Chavez informed that among special resolutions are defense to democracy in the region; joint position backing Argentina in its sovereignty over the Falkland Islands; lift to the economic and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba; commitments in social inclusion, food security and nourishment; joint position against financial speculation and excessive volatility of food prices; defense to immigrant human rights; sustained development for the Caribbean Community; and solidarity with the people of Haiti.

Likewise, they agreed resolutions on development of Paraguay without maritime coast; original and ancestral coca as historic heritage of Bolivia and Peru; support to the ecological proposal Yasuni-ITT-CALC-CELAC; emergency situation in Central America due to climate change in the tropical region; declaration of year 2013 as the international year of the Quinua (Bolivian grain).

It was also approved: support to a Central American security strategy; total elimination of nuclear weapons; support in its 20th anniversary of the Brazilian-Argentinian nuclear materials control, ABAC; support to fights against terrorism of any sort; and fight against drug trafficking.

Moreover, Chavez informed that the CELAC approved its Manual of Proceedings and the Plan of Action of Caracas.

With respect to proceedings, the only pending issue is related to the way decisions will be made within the organization. So far, decisions will be adopted by consensus and other proposals will be taken for further discussions.

Afterwards, the Venezuelan head of State handed over the presidency pro-tempore of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States to his Chilean counterpart, Sebastian Piñera.

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