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CELAC reflects changing times in Latin America and the Caribbean says Cockcroft

Havana, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) U.S. historian and analyst James Cockcroft considered that the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) reflects the times in which we live today in the region.

February-2-14 Walter Lippmann To CubaNews
CELAC reflects changing times in Latin America and the Caribbean
By Deisy Francis Mexidor

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Revised by Walter Lippmann.

Havana, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) U.S. historian and analyst James Cockcroft considered that the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) reflects the times in which we live today in the region.

Cockcroft, resident in Canada, told Prensa Latina via e-mail that greeted in Havana the holding of the Second Summit of this important integration mechanism which also represents "a tremendous advance by the social movements in the Americas."

To the writer triumph of the CELAC also "depends on the expansion of unity at different levels: states, social movements, labor struggles, creating new socialisms of the XXI century and internationalism."

No one has understood and developed the unity in popular and anti-imperialist struggle better than José Martí (Cuban National Hero) and the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, he said, also evoking the presence of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, in inspiring CELAC .

Author of over 40 books on Latin America, globalization, human rights, migration and culture, Cockcroft recalled that January 28 marked 161 years since the birth of Martí.

We honor the Apostle worldwide by fulfilling his vision (for the future), i.e., the holding of the CELAC Summit ending on Wednesday at the Antilles capital, he said.

A friend of Cuba, which he visited for the first time in 1956 - Cockcroft sent "love and solidarity" on behalf of the Coalition of Quebec Social Movements Friends of CELAC and TCP - ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Trade Treaty of the People ) .

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