The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC after its Spanish acronym, has now been given an official stamp of approval from not just left-leaning heads of state, but leaders across the Latin American political spectrum.

CELAC Launch Underlines Regional Cohesion Against U.S.

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The recent formalization of a new regional cooperation bloc that includes every country in the Americas except Canada and the United States has been largely dismissed in the English-language media as little more than a new soap-box from which the region’s more flamboyant leftists, namely Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, will now spew anti-American rhetoric.

To some extent, the potential for such an outcome exists. ...

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