The Costa Rican cultural authorities will take advantage of the International Arts Festival (FIA) 2012 context to launch an important, regional project: the "Caribbean Cultural Corridor". This Festival is one of the most popular Costa Rica activities each year. It is expected by thousands of fans, and local business commerce, including a big number of restaurants and hotels in San Jose, because the event always attracts a lot of visitors and brings good benefits to them.
The official decision forms part of the Final Declaration of the XIV Latin American Conference of Ministers and High Authorities of Culture, held a few days ago in Asuncion, Paraguay, according to the Minister of Costa Rica Culture (MCJ), Manuel Obregon. Organizers will use the FIA to make the official announcement because it generates great expectation, and important coverage from local and international media.
The document, signed by Ministers and culture Authorities from19 countries agreed to "welcome the initiative of Costa Rica, the OEA, the AECID and the Ministries of Culture from the Central American and Caribbean countries to develop and strengthen the Caribbean Cultural Corridor, as multicultural heritage coastal towns in Central America and Caribbean Dominican Republic ".
In addition, the project aims to contribute to the integration and economic and cultural development of the region and to emphasize the importance of the African descent presence. "The statement also agreed to welcome the start of operations in this corridor under the FIA, an event that marks a special time for Costa Rica family tours, and travel vacations for thousands of tourists who visit the country during the Festival.
The CCC is a project promoted by the MCJ with the Organization of American States (OEA) and UNESCO, among others. This is the only regional-cultural project that includes Central America and its integration in the Caribbean coast from Belize to Panama and the Dominican Republic, the revival of cultural, economic and tourism exchange between the countries, which will bring many benefits especially to Costa Rica tourism.
The Corridor is made up of eight countries: Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Dominican Republic, but due to the interest generated in the American community, it is expected the integration of countries like Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
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