U.S. bars Cuba, Venezuela from Americas summit; Mexican leader sits out


(Worthy News) – The on Monday excluded , and Nicaragua from the U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas this week, prompting ’s president to make good on a threat to skip the event because all countries in the Western Hemisphere were not invited.

The boycott by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and some other leaders could diminish the relevance of the summit in Los Angeles, where the aims to address regional migration and economic challenges. President , a , hopes to repair Latin America relations damaged under his Republican predecessor, Donald , reassert U.S. influence and counter ’s inroads.

The decision to cut out Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua followed weeks of intense deliberations and was due to concerns about and a lack of democracy in the three nations, a senior U.S. official said. [ Source: Reuters (Read More…) ]

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