Sovereignty of the people proposal from Honduras at the head

Sovereignty of the people, proposal from Honduras at the head of Celac

As part of the VIII Summit of the Regional Mechanism, held the day before in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, President Xiomara Castro pro tempore assumed the presidency of the bloc and presented several proposals to implement the Great Homeland project.

The head of state proposed to accompany the declarations of sovereignty presented by the Celac member states and to continue the fight for the end of the blockade and unilateral measures of the United States against Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

Castro suggested supporting Argentina in its claim to the Malvinas Islands and encouraging an open discussion about the situation in Puerto Rico.

“Our democracy has been hit by the global crisis of capitalism, war, inflation, global warming and, above all, the corrupt neoliberal privatization model,” he stressed.

He explained that his projects are based on the dream of independent heroes of the region such as Simón Bolívar, José Martí and Francisco Morazán.

Honduran Foreign Minister Enrique Reina told the press that at the conclave they declared peace as the highest and legitimate benefit of the people's aspirations, as a common principle and values ​​of the Latin American community.

In addition, the leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean expressed concern about the serious humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and the suffering of the Palestinian civilian population due to the constant aggression of the Israeli forces, which has caused more than 30,000 deaths.

In this sense, they supported the call of the nations of the UN General Assembly for an immediate ceasefire between the parties and a follow-up to the International Court of Justice's definitions of violation of international law.

They reiterated the importance of the creation of the States of Israel and Palestine, which must live side by side with the security and recognition of their borders.

As part of the summit, Reina signed a memorandum of understanding with Organization of Ibero-American States representative Luis Scasso to strengthen Honduras' capacity in the interim presidency of Celac and to hold ministerial meetings on education issues. Culture, science and medicine, among others.

He also signed another document with the Executive Secretary of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System, Clarems Endara, to support the ministerial meetings that will address issues related to energy infrastructure, competitiveness and migration, among others.

Representatives of the more than 30 member states of the integration and political coordination mechanism took part in the VIII Celac Summit.