First Summit of Latin America and the Caribbean

For the first time in history the leaders of Latin American and Caribbean countries will meet on their own to discuss integration.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The meeting, which will be held on December 16 & 17 at Costa de Sauipe, a resort close to the Brazilian city of Salvador de Bahia (in the northeast), will seek to promote greater cooperation between the various regional integration mechanisms.

The executive secretaries of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), the Adean Community (CAN), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Central American Integration System (SICA) and the Union of South American Nations (Unasur).

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