Thursday, May 26

Celac: the harsh verbal clash between the presidents of Uruguay and Cuba, and other leaders, during a summit in Mexico

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Miguel Díaz-Canel and Luis Lacalle Pou

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Miguel Díaz-Canel and Luis Lacalle Pou

Strong words and criticism were exchanged by some Latin American leaders this Saturday during a multilateral meeting in Mexico City.

The verbal clashes between the leaders occurred specifically in the VI Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), held in the National Palace of the Mexican capital.

Each president had his turn to speak. When it was his turn Luis Lacalle Pou, President of UruguayHe clarified that his presence at the Celac summit did not mean that he was “complacent” with some governments.

Lacalle Pou said that when one sees that “in certain countries there is not a full democracy, the separation of powers is not respected, from the power the repressive apparatus is used to silence protests and imprison opponents, human rights are not respected (.. .), we must say with concern that we seriously see what is happening in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. “

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