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Saturday, December 3rd 2011

13:17

Chavez heralds new regional alliance

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has hosted the first summit of a new regional bloc of Latin American and Caribbean leaders in Caracas.

The alliance of 33 nations - known as CELAC - excludes the United States and Canada. Chavez said the time had come to put an end to what he called US hegemony.

Al Jazeera's Jesse Mesner-Hage reports.



Source: Al Jazeera - http://youtu.be/73igQe0LyHE




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