The 14 countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will not attend the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, United States, if any nation in the region is excluded, the media reported today, reported Prensa Latina.
Antigua and Barbuda's ambassador to Washington, Ronald Sanders, said that if President Joe Biden excludes Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from the Summit of the Americas, they will not attend the event.
The diplomat also asserted that “as if Guaidó continues to be recognized, several Caribbean states will not go. The Summit of the Americas is not a meeting of the United States, so it cannot decide who is invited and who is not.
"This is not a meeting of the United States government, it is a summit of all the heads of state of the Western Hemisphere," he said.
The US Undersecretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, Brian Nichols, confirmed on May 2 that Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela "will not receive invitations" to that meeting because they do not recognize the Democratic Charter.
The president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, asked that all the countries of the region be invited to the IX Summit of the Americas, to be held in June in the US city of Los Angeles (southwest).
"Consistent with our principles and values, from the Plurinational State of Bolivia, we urge all the countries of the Americas to be invited to the Summit, strengthening dialogue and regional integration based on respect for the dignity and sovereignty of peoples," The president wrote on his Twitter account on the night of May 4.
"They don't respect democracy"
Other media outlets echoed Sanders' statements after the White House on Monday ruled out inviting the governments of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela to the Summit of the Americas in June, to be held in Los Angeles, because he considers that "they do not respect ” democracy, according to the US undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean, Brian Nichols.
This week the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, supported the denunciation of the possible exclusion of the island from the Summit of the Americas, scheduled for next June in the United States.
"All the countries that are part of this great continent are American, and we are in our similarities and in our differences, so there is no reason to justify the exclusion of the peoples and voices in our America," he added.
Through his Twitter account, the president highlighted the statements of Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, who pointed out the pressure from Washington on numerous countries in the region that oppose that decision.
"The great challenges of humanity are not solved through confrontation and violence, but through solidarity and cooperation," said Díaz-Canel.
Likewise, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, spoke out for the inclusion of all countries in the Summit of the Americas.
“How is it that we convene a Summit of the Americas, but we don't invite everyone? So where are the uninvited from? From what continent? From which galaxy? From what satellite?” López Obrador objected.
They rage against Venezuela
The first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, warned that, if the exclusion of countries from the Summit of the Americas and the announcements of non-attendance continue, "this will be the summit of the gringos."
“What summit is that? If they continue like this, it will be the summit of the gringos. Sure! They still remember the fight they gave him back in 2005 when they told him ALCA, fuck it! ”, She pointed out.
Cabello, during the broadcast of his television program, Con el mazo giving, said that this announcement does not surprise him after the policy of “cruelty” that the US develops against Venezuela.