CELAC: A Voice for Latin America and the Caribbean?
The Complex Challenge of Giving the Region a Stronger Voice Despite its Many Different Cooperation and Integration Projects
This paper analyses the creation of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Caracas on 3 December 2011, locating it within the context of cooperation and integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. CELAC came into being, under the significant influence of Venezuela, as a compromise between the unification projects instigated by Mexico (the Rio Group) and Brazil (CALC). It faces the difficult challenge of achieving regional representativeness and moving forward with the many different cooperation and integration projects in Latin American and the Caribbean that appear to be either stalled or in crisis.
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