The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)
The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) or La Comunidad de Estados Latinamericanos y Caribenos is a regional bloc that was established by the signing of the Declaration of Caracas in Caracas, Venezuela on the 3rd December 2011. The organization aims to strengthen the political, social and cultural integration of the region by uniting the Latin American and Caribbean nations. CELAC is the successor to the Rio Group and CALC.
The current membership of CELAC comprises of 33 member states in the Americas that represents approximately 600 million people. The member states are: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Co-operative Republic of Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Santa Lucia, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.
The official bodies of the organization are: Summit of Heads of State and Government, Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Pro-Tempore Presidency, Specialized Meetings, and the Troika.