Celac against the blockade of Cuba and inclusion on the terrorist list

This document reiterated the United Nations General Assembly's call for an immediate end to the siege that has existed for more than six decades, calling it contrary to international law and emphasizing the harm it is causing to the well-being of the people of the largest of the Antilles.

The 33 Celac members demanded that the island be removed from Washington's arbitrary list of countries supporting terrorism, rejecting the existence of instruments like those affecting Latin American and Caribbean states.

In this sense, they expressed concern about the negative impact that sanctions and unilateral measures are having on the members of the bloc and, consequently, on the entire subcontinent.

Celac thus reaffirmed its position of rejecting the system of punitive policies that the White House has put in place since 1962 and that has reinforced in recent years by impeding normal trade relations between Havana and the rest of the international community.

Last Friday, the organization held its eighth summit in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, with the aim of creating a space of dialogue in which political, economic, social and cultural integration deepens, but also bonds of solidarity and Cooperation can be strengthened. between the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Another goal was to adopt a final declaration that reflected the primary interests of all bloc members, contained special statements on specific issues, and also expressed a unified position on the problems of the region.

Celac previously gathered its leaders during the meeting that originated in Caracas, Venezuela (2011) and subsequently at the summits in Santiago, Chile (2013); Havana, Cuba (2014); Belén, Costa Rica (2015); Quito, Ecuador (2016); Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (2017); Mexico City, Mexico (2021) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (2023).

It is expected that under the leadership of Honduras, the commitment to peace and unity within diversity will also be reaffirmed as a flag on the path to Latin American and Caribbean integration.