President Alberto Fernández will lead today the summit of CELAC leaders that will take place in a Buenos Aires hotel, and which was marked by the controversy surrounding the Venezuelan Nicolás Maduro, who in the end will not attend.

The VII Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will take place from 9:30 am at the Sheraton Hotel in the city of Buenos Aires.

The objective of the meeting, highlighted Fernández and his Brazilian counterpart Lula Da Silva in the preview, will be to seek that CELAC “recover international leadership”, with a center-left agenda as cultivated by the leaders who called it.

The opening will be in charge of Fernández and Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero and then the plenary will take place with the presence of the presidents of the more than thirty countries that make up this group.

Created in 2011, CELAC is made up of Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Commonwealth of Dominica and Mexico. So do Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.