The Humanist Party International welcomes the holding of the Second Summit of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the objectives of integration and shared development while simultaneously encouraging peace.
The meeting to be held in Havana (Cuba) 28 and 29 January will focus on the fight against poverty, hunger and inequality, our shared objectives without any doubt.
Humanists believe that the grouping of the 33 countries in CELAC in a single space and common platform is conducive to producing understanding among the constituted nations without the influence of and essentially as an alternative to, the Organization of American States (OAS ) thus intentionally excluding the United States of America and Canada. This grouping means that the old Empire can no longer exercise decisive interference under that doctrine of then USA President James Monroe, made in 1823, its primary objective to allow the U.S.A. to exert its own influence in this region undisturbed from Europe.
On the part of the South American nations and the Carribbean, mechanisms of integration have been built such as MERCOSUR , ALBA and UNASUR, which include states with ideological differences but the same need for independent development in peace and with social justice, these mechanisms are strengthened with CELAC.
The Humanist Party International welcomes the explicit renunciation by the countries of the region against nuclear weapons, the intent not to start conflicts between brother countries, and the rejection of arms deployment across the world.
Luis Ammann General Secretary