Cuba denounces effects of exclusion from the Summit of the Americas | News


The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, denounced this Friday that by excluding the Antillean nation from the Summit of the Americas, the United States takes away its right to discuss issues of great importance for the region.


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“The Government of the United States, subjected to pressure from extreme sectors, convenes a limited and exclusive Summit in Los Angeles. It excludes Cuba from discussions on issues that, such as migration, occupy an important place in bilateral and regional relations,” the foreign minister said.

This is another sign of rejection of Washington’s decision to exclude Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from the Summit that will take place in Los Angeles between June 8 and 10.

Leaders such as Luis Arce from Bolivia and Andrés Manuel López Obrador from Mexico affirmed that if the exclusionary measure materializes, they would not personally attend the event.

For her part, the president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, maintained that a summit without all the countries of the region would not be a Summit of the Americas.

For his part, the ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda in the United States, Ronald Sanders, reported that the Caribbean Community (Caricom) would consider not appearing at the meeting if the unilateral measure is upheld.

From Caricom, the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, Amery Browne, also raised their voices against the condemnatory action by Washington.

Among the purposes of the Summit of the Americas, it stands out to deal with issues of interest to the region in areas such as migration, democracy, human rights and health.

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