The CELAC summit offers the opportunity to politically reposition the region

In little over a week’s time the second summit of CELAC, The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños) will take place in Havana. Although it would be easy to dismiss this as just another regional event at which politicians and diplomats continue their existential dance, it is of unusual strategic importance as its subject matter and timing juxtaposes key political developments in the Americas about which the Caribbean has, so far, not sought to draw together.

Put another way, the meeting, while specific in its short term intent, references issues that will shape politically the future of the Americas.

By way of background CELAC was established in 2010 out of the Rio Group, and reflects a desire to reduce the  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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