Havana, Cuba, - The constitution of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) marks a new historical stage for the region that looks for to be united from the meeting points and putting aside the differences. In the Round Table journalist Marina Menéndez, Raúl Garcés, Oliver Zamora and Randy Alonso analyzed the birth in the Venezuelan capital of that new regional organization that groups 33 nations of different political slant.
The panelists agreed the most important thing is that all sit for talking and to decide what puts them together. Also they talked about the need to find new paradigms in a context that exhausted its models of development when following the rules neoliberal of the International Monetary Fund.
On the other hand, Latin America has great potentialities, because when it is united it becomes the biggest food producer in the planet.
An excellent Summit
If everything goes as planned, there will be a Latin America before and another one after the constitution of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Cuban vice chancellor Abelardo Moreno said on the telephone to the Round Table.
From Caracas, the capital of Venezuela and scene of the birth of the new regional organization, Moreno explained that the Summit concluded with the definitive approval and starting up of CELAC.
After remembering it has been an unique meeting in his kind, the diplomat said that Latin America only can be conceived now exerting the role that belongs to it through unit, cooperation, joint development, and the defense of the sovereignty of each country and the area as a whole.
"It has been an excellent Summit with excellent results too", Abelardo Moreno, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba.
The Latin American patriots´s statement saying unit is the only way to advance, is still current in a globalised context and dominated by capital. When commenting the birth of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)the panelists of the Round Table indicated the blockade can turn into a pole of power facing the international forums and that mark the present times.
The United States, that was left out of CELAC, watches with grudge the constitution of the group, that has the challenge to define their operation accurately, although it is clear that the Summit of Chiefs of State will be the main instance of decision.
During the forum on TV and the radio some passages of speeches by Latin American and Caribbean heads of State were broadcasted, as well as of the recital of Calle 13 Puerto Rican duetto and the Youthful Symphony Orchestra of Caracas.