Chávez: Celac will gradually uproot the old, worn OAS
"Celac is born with a new spirit; is a platform for people s economic, political and social development, which is very different from OAS," said the Venezuelan president
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said Thursday that as the years go by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States will uproot the old, worn Organization of American Status (OAS).
"As the years pass, Celac will leave behind the old OAS," Chávez told reporters.
He added that, contrary to the OAS, Celac is a weapon for integration.
"OAS has adopted a new setup. However, it is a toothless, old body. It has been eroded by time. OAS is far from the spirit of our peoples and integration in Latin America. Celac is born with a new spirit; it is a platform for people's economic, political and social development, which is very different from OAS," Chávez noted.
A group of some 60 Venezuelan economists from across the country and from different generations and backgrounds, has met regularly in the past couple of years and now has brought forth a document explaining the reasons of the current emergency and outlining specific proposals on how to address the serious economic crisis the country has plunged into over the last three years.