SANTO DOMINGO, the Dominican Republic. – The 18th Assembly of the Peoples of the Caribbean begins today in the Dominican Republic, with the participation of delegates from several countries of the region, official sources reported.

The event will finish next October 30, and according to the program, the topics that will be addressed will be Caribbean integration and alternatives to the neoliberal model, and Consequences for the Caribbean of the new offensive of the right and imperialism against progressive changes in Latin America.

Other issues of the meeting are Colonialism, militarization, identity in the Caribbean; Food sovereignty, climate change, and the struggle of social movements, and Migration and subjects affecting the Caribbean diaspora.

Cuba will attend the 18th Assembly of the Peoples of the Caribbean, next to Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Guadalupe, Puerto Rico, Curaçao and Saint Lucia, among others.