Secretary of State Marcelo Ebrard is in Washington today. The only thing we know about the trip is that it is a result of the phone conversation Presidents Lopez Obrador and Biden had on Friday. After the call it was said that the reason was mainly to end (?) the agenda for next month’s Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, but…
…there are so many “disagreements” between the two countries at the moment, so many decisions pending and so many things to be rectified, that the Ebrard hearing must have other reasons of more importance and priority than detailing a Continental agenda, especially when the minutes are controlled by officials at other levels. The security, immigration, and trade agreement details – where, although signed, there are some issues that need to be implemented as is and as written and not as Mexico is supposed to want to be interpreted – are those that need to be discussed, discussed and implemented.
Now, regarding the Summit of the Americas, the President of Mexico intends – as he believed yesterday this morning – not to exclude any country from the meeting, regardless of their political leanings or their differences with the United States. “How can the Summit of the Americas not be held and not invite everyone. So where are they who are not invited? From what continent, from what galaxy, from what satellite, moreover, we will go to dialogue, we will understand each other, unite, brotherhood Not confrontation.”
To Lopez Obrador’s request to Biden last Friday to invite countries like Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, there was a direct response on Monday from Brian Nichols, the head of US diplomacy, who said: “At a defining moment in our country’s hemisphere, a moment Where we face many challenges to democracy, countries like Cuba, Nicaragua and the Maduro regime do not respect the Democratic Charter of the Americas and therefore I do not expect your presence.”
It is already known that one of Biden’s intentions in this meeting is to find continental support for the position taken by the United States on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as the European bloc gave it a few days ago, and of course to seize the opportunity. To discuss outstanding issues in the region. However, in the invitation, which must be attended by all American countries, President Lopez Obrador is right. If there are ideological problems and disagreements, and if there are no relations, the problem will be destined to be permanent and to forget this small gap in the possibilities of approach and dialogue, and although it is true that the disagreement will not end, but at least there will be an opportunity to provoke and push the differences in the end. What do you think?
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