(CNN Spanish) – president Gabriel Borek Confirmed that “it was a mistake” exclude CubaAnd the Nicaragua s Venezuela Americas Summit.
“Nobody will save themselves. We must unite for the better development of our nations. We feel entitled to say that exclusion is not the way to go. This has not historically given results. And when the United States tries to exclude certain countries, what it does in the end is strengthen the position that it has in its own places. We think this is a mistake and we will say it at the top.Borek said.
He added: “This goes beyond the United States, because it is the pinnacle of all American countries. It can’t be that the only thing being talked about abroad in our Americas is our differences with two or three countries.
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Why do not Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua participate in the Summit of the Americas?
The Summit of the Americas begins with the expected absence of at least seven presidents from the continent, including Andres Lopez Obradorof Mexico, who has made a warning he has repeated on multiple occasions in recent weeks: He will not attend if not all countries on the continent are invited.
“I will not attend the summit because not all American countries are invited I believe in the need to change the policy that was imposed centuries ago. “Exclusion, desire to dominate without cause and disrespect for the sovereignty of states and the independence of each state,” the president said, announcing that he would be represented by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard.
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US officials have repeatedly said that authoritarian governments From Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela to the summit because of their participation Register against human rights.
The United States still maintains reservations about There is no democratic space and the human rights situation in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. As a result, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela will not be invited to participate in this summit,” a senior administration official said in a statement to CNNnoting that the state has “broad discretion over invitations” as host.
The official also noted that “the non-governmental representatives from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua are registered to participate in the three stakeholder forums.”
Reject Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-KaniAnd he had already confirmed that he would not participate, in a message that also highlighted the efforts of some regional presidents who “raised their voices against exclusion”, including Lopez Obrador, until everyone was invited.
It is known that the US government conceived this from the beginning The Summit of the Americas was not comprehensivea. Diaz-Canel said he intended to exclude several countries, including Cuba, despite strong regional demands for an end to the exclusions.
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message mature When confirming that it wouldn’t be, it was through a similar channel. “In Venezuela we have a clear path: unity, inclusion, diversity, democracy, and the right to build our own destiny. We reject allegations of exclusion and discrimination against peoples at Summit of the Americas,” he wrote on Twitter.
Another person confirmed that he would not participate from the moment he started talking about a possible exclusion Daniel Ortega from Nicaragua. “That summit lifts no one… That top is dirty, muddyHe stated this in a speech.
What other countries will not participate in the Summit of the Americas?
President of Bolivia, Louis ArsHe was the last to confirm that they would not participate after the United States refused to invite Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
A similar position has been taken Xiumara Castrofrom Honduras, who conditioned his participation with a universal invitation: “I will attend the summit only if all the countries of the Americas, without exception, are invited. “The most worthy study of an American is America.”
Guatemalan Alexander Giamatti He also confirmed that it would not be so. In this case, likewise, there is another background: the confrontation between Guatemala and the United States over the re-election of Attorney General Consuelo Porras, which the Biden government strongly criticized.
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