Raúl Castro proposes directing Latin
America’s resources toward development
HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 28 (acn) Cuban President Raúl
Castro said today that all the wealth of Latin
America and the Caribbean should become an engine
for the elimination of existing inequalities in the
Opening the Second Summit of the Community of Latin
American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Raul said it
is an imperative and a challenge to transform the
region’s material capital into human capital.
Addressing heads of state, as well as leaders of
delegations attending the historic event, he called
upon the bloc's member countries to exercise full
sovereignty over natural resources, and consider
appropriate policies in relation to foreign
investment and the operations of transnational
corporations within their countries.
also referred to significant needs in the
educational sphere which the region must face, but
stressed that progress has been made in expanding
access to primary education.
Second CELAC Summit will continue through the 29th,
and all Latin American and the Caribbean delegation
leaders will address the forum.