Caribbean grassroots declare support for Palestinian statehood

Delegates from some of the largest grassroots organisations in Latin America have “condemned the refusal of certain Caribbean countries to recognise the legitimate right of the people of Palestine to sovereign statehood”. The representatives declared their strong backing for Palestinian statehood in a declaration following the conclusion of the first pan-Caribbean conference on building peace in the region, “resisting imperialism” and “avoiding nuclear and environmental disaster”.
 
Members of groups in the Caribbean including Barbados, Cuba, Guyana, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, as well as several national delegates from organisations in the US, met in the capital of Barbados, Bridgetown, last weekend, to “discuss critical matters relating to world peace” and to adopt a number of anti-imperialist declarations including a statement that condemns the refusal of certain countries to recognise Palestine.
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