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Speaking at the Summit Abinader also said that Latin American governments and peoples are obliged to defend the democratic spaces achieved in recent years in the region. He said the 7th Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has the responsibility to defend the sovereignty of the peoples and promote regional integration based on principles and values.

“It is our obligation as the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States to condemn the violent and vandalistic acts against the legitimate and constitutional government of President Lula in Brazil, which sought to subvert the will freely expressed at the ballot box by the Brazilian people,” he said.

President Luis Abinader stated that a free, fair and competitive electoral process is the only way to establish a legitimate government.

In this context, he indicated that “as a community, we have...

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