Latin American and Caribbean family photo

January 29, 2015

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís hosted 21 heads of state from across the Western Hemisphere in San José on Wednesday and Thursday for the third annual summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Visiting leaders included Cuba’s President Raúl Castro, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Uruguay President José “Pepe” Mujica, who received a standing ovation for his plenary speech, his last before leaving office in March. CELAC represents 33 countries in the region that speak Spanish, Portuguese, English and French.

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