Brazil and 23 Latin American countries are calling for a

Brazil and 23 Latin American countries are calling for a ceasefire in Gaza

In a joint letter, the heads of state and government condemned the murder of civilians and called for the immediate release of all hostages

Heads of state from 24 Latin American and Caribbean countries released a joint statement on Saturday (March 2, 2024) calling for an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” in the Gaza Strip.

In the document, the leaders said they “deplore the murder of Israeli and Palestinian civilians” and are concerned about “the suffering of Palestinian civilians.”

“We call for the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, as well as ensuring humanitarian access to the affected areas, and support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees,” said the letter signed by the representatives.

A total of 33 representatives from Latin American and Caribbean countries are gathered this Saturday (March 2) for the 8th Summit of Celac (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) in Buccament, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Here is the list of signatories:

  • Antigua and Barbuda;
  • Bahamas;
  • Barbados;
  • Belize;
  • Bolivia;
  • Brazil;
  • Colombia;
  • Cuba;
  • Chile;
  • Dominica;
  • Dominican Republic;
  • Grenade;
  • Guyana;
  • Haiti;
  • Honduras;
  • Jamaica;
  • Mexico;
  • Nicaragua;
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis;
  • Saint Lucia;
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines;
  • Suriname;
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

According to the Foreign Ministry, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) attended the event on Friday (March 1).