Latin American Consensus of Viña del Mar1.
THE MEMBER COUNTRIES of the Special Committee for Latin American Coordination (CECLA), Meeting at the Ministerial Level at Viña del Mar, Chile, to examine the conditions surrounding international cooperation and the way in which this influences our external situation, and to propose new approaches that will take due account of current conditions in the Hemisphere, have agreed on the following common position for establishing jointly with the United States of America new bases for inter-American economic and social cooperation.
In the Declaration to the Peoples of America, the Charter of Punta del Este, the Economic and Social Act of Rio de Janeiro, and the Declaration of the Presidents of America, the Governments of Latin America and the Government of the United States spelled out obligations and programs of common action that incorporate the aspirations of the Latin American countries to promote the development and progress of the region. Up to the present time those obligations and programs have not enjoyed adequate implementation and attention.
The governments of the member states of the Special Committee for Latin American Coordination (CECLA) reaffirm the validity of the principles and purposes contained in the aforementioned instruments and the necessity of full compliance with the commitments and action specified therein.
Furthermore, they reiterate the principles contained in the Charter of Alta Gracia and the Charter of Tequendama, of which acceptance by the United States and support by that country vis-U+0E0-vis other industrialized nations will represent a positive contribution to the efforts of the Latin American countries to arrive at more equitable standards in the international community.____________________