Jane Franklin: CELAC has displaced de OAS as the Western Hemisphere´s main summit.

NYC Havana Blog


     CELAC has displaced the OAS as the Western Hemisphere’s main summit.  This is a huge paradigm shift.  Instead of the OAS’s 35 members with Cuba suspended, CELAC has all 33 Latin American and Caribbean states with the United States and Canada excluded.
     The New York Times so far has studiously avoided any mention of the CELAC Summit events that started this past weekend.  Simon Romero and Jonathan Gilbert have an almost comical article in today’s Times, saying that Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner “remains largely absent from the public eye” following surgery.  But President Kirchner was the first hemispheric leader to arrive in Havana and had lunch with former President Fidel Castro on Sunday.  There are some 700 reporters covering the Summit in Havana so maybe the Times will be forced to mention it before it ends.  
     Meanwhile, today’s Wall Street Journal mentions the CELAC…

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