Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
Republicans — for the 897th time — are again ganging up on Obama for not thumping the Bible often enough and for apologizing for America instead of preaching to the world about American Exceptionalism.
And in a related story: Thirty-three Latin American and Caribbean nations have formed the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). The only countries excluded from this organization are the United States and Canada.
The group’s purpose is for member countries to unite against terrorism, drug cartels, price speculation and other global threats. Latin American leaders say the Organization of American States (OAS), which includes the U.S., does too much bending over for Washington, D.C. Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez concluded the group’s 2-day conference with:
“I don't think we're exaggerating if we call it a historic day. United in our differences, we must demand respect. No more interference, we've had enough.”
The organization claims that Argentina still has legitimate sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (I’m not touching that one). And like most of Latin America — and most North Americans whose IQs are higher than their shoe sizes — they’re against America’s eternal trade embargo against Cuba.