Its main character is the festival held in Buenos Aires, Argentina Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil. Meanwhile, heavy security has been put in place on the streets due to protests by community organisations.
The VII Summit of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) It began Tuesday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with the president presiding Alberto Fernandez And amid controversy over the presence Miguel Diaz-CanelPresident of Cuba, and canceled the trip Nicolás MaduroVenezuela’s government has imposed a lower minimum wage — $7 a month — and a severe economic crisis after protests by professionals, public servants and teachers unions, according to UN figures.
The meeting of this consultative forum was held under the chairmanship of 33 countries ArgentinaIts main protagonist is the president of Brazil Luis Inacio Lula da SilvaHe returned to the international arena after winning the November 2022 elections with a speech that would forever commemorate the diplomatic achievements of his first two presidency terms (2003-2010).
Controversial Celac summit
Presidents of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canl; Brazil, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva; Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou; From Honduras, Xiomara Castro; From Bolivia, Lewis Ars; and from Colombia, Gustavo PedroOne of the leaders who arrived at the conference venue on time.
Argentine Foreign Minister, Santiago cafieroHe received the foreign ministers at the Sheraton Hotel for the summit, which was surrounded by tight security following protests by community groups earlier.
Fences surround the venue, where some fifteen presidents from Latin America and the Caribbean will hold a debate this Tuesday on the situation in the region, keeping passers-by away.
The hotel is guarded by special security measures, as several protest rallies are planned throughout the day: on the one hand, against the participation of Venezuela – its president, Nicolás Maduro, who ultimately did not go to Buenos Aires – on the other hand, against the government of Peruvian President Tina Bolvarte, who also did not attend this meeting.
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President of Venezuela Nicolás Madurowill not attend the summit Celiac In a statement from the Venezuelan government on Monday, it is taking place in Argentina, allegedly as a “plan of occupation”.
Lacalle Pou calls for a free trade zone for the entire region
President of Uruguay Luis Lacalle PouDuring his speech at the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), he argued this Tuesday for a free trade zone covering the entire region “from Mexico to the south of South America”.
“We represent the national spirit, we fight for our people to prosper. Isn’t it time for these relations to be honest, from Celac, from Mexico to the south of South America, a free trade zone is promoted between our countries? Can’t we move forward in that way,” asked the Uruguayan president.
With information from AFP and EFE.
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