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Daniel Ortega needs to be the center of attention, say Nicaragua’s opposition

“It’s common to see Ortega trying to steal the show.”

Costa Rica announces its own international aid policy

Cabinet members said that a new policy would better focus Costa Rica’s resources toward “south-south” cooperation between developing nations, with a focus on environment, social development, transparency and other priorities laid out in the National Development Plan and foreign policy.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro blows off CELAC hotel reservation and sleeps in Nicaragua

We’ve all had a night like that, right? You’re supposed to head back to your hotel after palling around all night and just end up, know you, flying to Nicaragua and crashing there.

US not in attendance but very present at 2015 CELAC summit in Costa Rica

Long simmering subjects like the U.S. embargo against Cuba were the subject of a special declaration from the bloc, and several leftist governments called for the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico to have a seat the table next year.

Bolivia’s Evo Morales: Obama should lift the embargo and return Guantánamo Naval base to Cuba

U.S. President Barack Obama should take part in the next Summit of the Americas in Panama, he should work to lift the six-decade embargo against Cuba, and while at it, return the U.S. Naval base in Guantánamo to the Caribbean island nation, Bolivian President Evo Morales said Thursday.

Latin American and Caribbean family photo

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís hosted 21 heads of state from across the Western Hemisphere in San José on Wednesday and Thursday for the third annual summit...

Puerto Rican independence front and center at CELAC

Several leaders – including Cuban President Raúl Castro and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro – mentioned the topic that was the subject of a special declaration earlier in the week during the meetings of foreign ministers, but none made quite the splash that Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega did when he ceded his time to address the summit to a pro-Puerto Rican independence advocate, Rubén Berríos.

Cuba’s Castro celebrates thaw with US but holds tough during speech in Costa Rica

Cuban President Raúl Castro celebrated the recent thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations in his address to the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in San José on Wednesday but took a hard line against the United States.

CELAC should be seen as an ally of the region’s social movements, says indigenous leader

CELAC seems like a step forward in the transformation process taking place in Latin America, José Luis Siguil, a member of Tzuk Kim-Pop – which translates to “Highland Peoples Interwoven” – told The Tico Times.

Costa Rica’s President Solís to meet with leaders of Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Haiti and Ecuador

President Luis Guillermo Solís is set to hold bilateral meetings with the leaders of five countries in the Caribbean and South America this week during the third Community of Latin American and Caribbean States in San José, the president confirmed during a press conference Monday.

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