Will Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua be there? The US has already sent the first round of invitations to the Summit of the Americas

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The government of Joe Biden already sent the first round of invitations to the Summit of the Americas hosted by the United States in Los Angeles next month, an official who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity said on Friday.

However the source declined to say which countries are on the guest list or if Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua would be excluded. Previously the Republican senator for the state of Florida, blond frameHe affirmed, without verifying his statements, that the US will invite Cuba to the Summit.

To increase the tension, the Cuban Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Fernandez de Cossiosaid in a written statement to Reuters that the exclusion of countries is a “reflection of American contempt for our region”, a rebuke to the sayings of Kerry Hannan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, who accused Cuba of use the summit to distract attention from allegations of human rights abuses.

Hannan “should better explain what his administration has decided to do and drop the ambiguous and unwarranted language about the right to participate in a non-US event. It is from all of the Americas,” she noted.

The possible boycott of the June 6-10 summit by a growing number of leaders, including the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorthe risk has increased that President Joe Biden – who will host the meeting in Los Angeles – will be embarrassed.

López Obrador said last week that will not go to the summit if Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela are not invited. His Bolivian counterpart, President louis arcedid the same, while the president of Nicaragua, Daniel OrtegaHe said he is not interested in attending.

De Cossío said that the only culprit is the United States. “It is disrespectful that the official does not consider the positions of Latin America and the Caribbean as genuine and independent, to demand an inclusive hemispheric summit, with all countries.”

With information from Reuters

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