President Arce affirms that he will not go to the Summit of the Americas if there is exclusion | News


Bolivian President Luis Arce Catacora said Tuesday that he will not attend the Summit of the Americas if nations from the region are excluded from the event, he wrote in a post on the social network Twitter.


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“Consistent with the principles and values ​​of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, I reaffirm that a Summit of the Americas that excludes American countries will not be a full Summit of the Americas, and if the exclusion of sister nations persists, I will not participate in it,” limited the president.

In this sense, Arce added that his nation bases its relations on diplomacy “with inclusion, solidarity, complementarity, respect for sovereignty, self-determination and collective construction of a culture of dialogue and peace.”

Several presidents and leaders of the region have made similar statements of rejection and non-participation in the summit in opposition to the idea of ​​the United States to exclude nations such as Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from the meeting.

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, stated that instead he would send a delegation headed by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, but that his absence would be a protest against exclusion.

For its part, the Caribbean Community (Caricom), and its leaders in particular, such as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, Amery Browne, and the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, who rejected the exclusion of countries like Cuba and Venezuela.

The Puebla Group, made up of more than fifty former presidents and leaders of the area, also showed its refusal to face the exclusion promoted by Washington.

The next Summit of the Americas scheduled for next June in Los Angeles, United States will be held for the first time in this nation since the first edition took place in 1994.

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