Castro Speaks With Heads of State in Chile

HAVANA TIMES — This weekend Cuban President Raul Castro held meetings in the Chilean capital with several leaders who were also attending the summit between the Latin American and Caribbean Community of States (CELAC) and the European Union, reported the Prensa Latina.

On Saturday, the Cuban leader met with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and the Chilean host Sebastian Pinera, while on Sunday he sat down with Enrique Peña Nieto (Mexico) and Danilo Medina (Dominican Republic),

Castro also held meetings with the president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla; and the director general of FAO, Jose Graziano da Silva.

Today (Monday) Cuba assumes the presidency of CELAC, the regional integrationist bloc — free of the involvement of the United States — that is concluding its first summit in Santiago de Chile. It was founded in December 2011.

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