Mexican President López Obrador will not attend the Summit of the Americas

López Obrador confirms that he will not participate in the Summit of the Americas because the United States has not invited the countries of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua


A, Gelfenstein - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has confirmed that he will not attend the Summit of the Americas in California because the United States has refused to invite Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua and Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard will attend on his behalf.

"I believe in the need to change the policy imposed for centuries, the exclusion of wanting to dominate without reason, the lack of respect for the sovereignty of the countries, the independence of each country and there can be no Summit of the Americas if not all the countries of the American continent participate," he recalled.

"I have a great relationship with President Biden, he's a good man, in this case I feel like there's a lot of pressure from Republicans and especially from certain leaders of the Republican party and also from the Democratic party that he has to deal with. with the Cuban community in Florida and the United States," he said.

Lopez Obrador regretted not being able to meet with President Joe Biden, whom he gave a hug, because he considers him "a good man," but insisted that he is under "strong extremist pressures" and some community leaders in the United States.

Other regional leaders, such as Honduran President Xiomara Castro, said they would not attend if Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua were not on the guest list.

The Biden administration has said it does not want to include non-democratic countries at the summit. The Inter-American Democratic Charter, signed in 2001 by all the countries of the region except Cuba, established the obligation to participate only in democratically elected leaders.

The United States said immigration would be a major issue at the summit. Mexico is a major source of migration, calling into question the progress that can be made in regional cooperation without the Mexican president at the helm.

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