The summit of CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) concluded this Wednesday in Havana which represents a diplomatic success for Cuba.
The heads of state and government diffused a final statement in which they proposed to fight problems of the continent such as poverty, hunger and inequality. Also was condemned the U.S. blockade and supported the peace process in Colombia.
In addition, the leaders issued a proclamation of a “peace zone” in Latin America and the Caribbean and pledged to eliminate the use of force in the region and to promote nuclear disarmament.
The Cuban government of Raúl Castro did not receive any direct criticism of the attendees at the summit over the issue of human rights.
The only explicitb reference to the issue was made by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, who on Tuesday called on Havana to comply with the International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights.