Chávez invites Honduran president to Clacs summit
The goal of the meeting is to coordinate and put in place the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Clacs), to which Honduras will apply for membership
Honduras announced Monday that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez invited his counterpart Porfirio Lobo Sosa to the next Clacs summit, to be held in Venezuela on December 2 and 3.
According to a statement released by the Honduran Foreign Ministry, the goal of the meeting is to coordinate and put in place the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Clacs), to which Honduras will apply for membership.
Clacs has been promoted by Chávez as an alternative to the Organization of American States (OAS). The United States and Canada will not be members of the new community, DPA reported.
Chávez had become the main driving force to isolate Honduras in June 2009 after then President Manuel Zelaya was overthrown. Zelaya had become a Venezuela's ally.
The very early morning after the presidential election (April 15), both candidates requested the National Electoral Council (CNE) to conduct a full audit of the process: one, Henrique Capriles, because he asserts that the election results are different from the ones announced, and the other one, Nicolás Maduro, in order to clear any doubt regarding his victory, and to reinforce his political stance. Nevertheless, as it is already known, President Maduro changed his mind.