By Chris Faure for the Saker Blog
CELAC is an older bloc that has been dormant for a number of years as this community one way or the other was subject to sanctions, or attempts at regime change or such types of adventurism by the western bloc under the influence of the old Monroe Doctrine.
Now CELAC has been revived. The article quoted here was written by Ben Norton, a contributor to the Grayzone. It depicts the major changes in the Latin Americas, sometimes called ‘the pink tide’. In general, their stance is with the bigger non-aligned movement. https://english.almayadeen.net/articles/analysis/latin-america-challenges-neocolonial-oas-and-us-hegemony-at
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is a forum of 120 developing world states that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. After the United Nations, it is the largest grouping of states worldwide.
CELAC wants to make the OAS (Organization for American States that includes the US and Canada), redundant.
China’s President Xi Jinping, too, sent a message to CELAC, congratulating it on the historic summit and calling for further developing and strengthening the region’s relations with Beijing.
It was another example of the growing international movement to defend multilateralism and sovereignty against US hegemony and domination.
Pepe Escobar weighed in on this occasion with a tweet saying:
Pay VERY close attention.
Xi is inviting 33 LATIN AMERICAN NATIONS to be part of the Eurasia-Africa-Americas New Silk Roads. pic.twitter.com/UAplEhkszC
— Pepe Escobar (@RealPepeEscobar) September 19, 2021
This illustrates the movements and new independent coalitions from this major part of the Global South. It is very important to notice that the CELAC conference was welcomed in Mexico. Mexico is more and more aligning with its natural compatriots to the south, and doing a yeoman’s job being the border country between the US and the Global South. Mexico also hosted recent talks for Venezuela between the current government and the resistance (the Juan Guaidó supporters mainly).