Raul Castro, CELAC president
The blinders come off:
Gaddafi was praised by the UN’s Human Rights Councila, and now Raul Castro is president of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States:
Cuba will lead CELAC until early 2014, when Ecuador will take over.
But should we be surprised? After all,
The organization was founded in Caracas in 2011 as a brainchild of the Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. It groups 33 nations of Latin America and the Caribbean but excludes the United States and Canada. Many people see it as Chávez’s challenge to the Organization of American States, which is based in Washington and includes the United States and Canada among its members.
Notch it up as a success of the Cuban dictatorship.