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CARICOM warns it won't go to Summit of the Americas if there are exclusions  

caricom warns she won't go to americas summit if there are exclusions

The Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the United States, Ronald Sanders revealed this Thursday, May 5, 2022 that the countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) would consider absenting themselves from the so-called Summit of the Americas which will take place next June in Los Angeles if Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua are excluded. 

Indeed, the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs announced Monday, May 2, that Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela would not be invited to the Summit of the Americas to be held next June in Los Angeles, because he believes that they “do not respect” democracy. 

Following this statement by the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, diplomat Ronald Sanders said that the 14 countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will not be present at this event which will take place in June in Los Angeles if and only if the exclusion of the aforementioned states occurs. 

“The Summit of the Americas is not a meeting of the United States, so it cannot decide who is invited and who is not, it is a summit of all the heads of state of the 'western hemisphere', specifies the ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda in the United States. 

However, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel this week affirmed Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez's statements, saying that Washington is pressuring several countries in the region that oppose the exclusion decision. 

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“Humanity's great challenges are not resolved through confrontation and violence, but through solidarity and cooperation,” the Cuban president said. Likewise, the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador called for the inclusion of all countries in the Summit of the Americas 

The member countries of CARICOM clearly express their position that if Cuba and other countries are excluded from the Summit of the Americas, none of them will take part. 

EDITOR: Mackendy Filderice 

COPYRIGHT: NETALKOLE MEDIA 2022 

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Mackendy Filderice
Political science student at Quisqueya University, Journalist-Editor at Netalkolemedia, Publicist, Humanitarian. Lover of life and learning.