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Latin America Unites Against U.S. Attack on Venezuelan Democracy

The special commission met in Montevideo on Monday. (Photo: Twitter/UNASUR)

By insisting on U.S. “exceptionalism” in the 2015 National Security Strategy, it appears that the U.S. will tolerate only one economic and political model in its “backyard,” the one that conforms to the global neoliberal order, even as that order is being called into question by those who have the most to lose from its perpetuation.

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US Further Isolated as CELAC Rejects Regional Intervention


The 33 member states of CELAC (the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) vehemently rejected North American intervention in the continent, and particularly the US-led blockade of Cuba, during the organisation's annual summit, held on January 28th and 29th in Costa Rica. 


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China, the CELAC, and Venezuela


Venezuelan writer Luis Britto Garcia discusses the massive impact Chinese investment has had on recent Latin American development, while calling for strict outlines to be drawn to protect Venezuelan sovereighnty in the midst of heightened negotiation.

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China Commits $20 Billion to Venezuela at First Latin America-China Forum in Beijing

Xi Jinping, the Chinese president opened  the China-CELAC Forum by pledging US$250 billion in new investment in Latin America

President Maduro announced that China has agreed to invest 20 billion dollars in Venezuela following the China- Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) meeting in Beijing. Venezuelan officials hope that increased Chinese investment will offset some of the shortfalls in the Venezuelan economy due to decade-low oil prices.

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Cultural Ministers of Celac Countries Meet in Caracas

The Celac cultural summit in Caracas, on August 21st. (Minci: JR)

Last Thursday, the second annual meeting of the cultural ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) was held in Caracas. 33 member states met to discuss their objective of fomenting cultural activity as a medium for social development. 

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Venezuela Participates in Gathering of Emerging Powers in Brazil, New Agreements Reached

Participants of the China – CELAC Forum (presidencia de Brasil)

Venezuela participated in the gathering of the BRICS emerging powers and Latin American regional blocs in Brazil this week, where new agreements were hailed as beginning the creation of a new global financial architecture.

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CELAC Draws Up Plan to Eliminate Poverty & Malnutrition in Region by 2024

Representatives of CELAC member states met with various regional organisations and international development bodies in Caracas,

The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has advanced toward the agreement of a common plan to tackle social and developmental problems in the region. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Tells U.S. to “Swallow” Criticism of CELAC Summit

(Indira Guerrera / Noticias 24)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has told the United States to “swallow” its criticism of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States’ (CELAC) summit, after the U.S. accused the CELAC of “betraying democracy” by supporting Cuba.

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Venezuela Speaks Out Against “Colonialism” at CELAC Summit

This year's CELAC summit hosted talks on regional concerns that have historically been discussed through the Organisation o

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for an “eradication” of “colonialism” in Latin America at the annual summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

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CELAC Meeting in Venezuela Agrees on 'Action Plan' to Tackle Social Issues in the Americas

CELAC's first ministerial meeting on the eradication of poverty and hunger took place in Caracas this week (Zurimar Campos

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has pledged to “strengthen” the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), after representatives of the organisation met in Caracas this week to discuss strategies to tackle poverty and improve education and healthcare in the region.

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