Mexico’s AMLO Says U.S. Should Not Exclude Other Nations from Summit of the Americas

Miguel Díaz Canel dando la bienvenida a Andrés Manuel López Obrador — known as AMLO.

By Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES – On Sunday, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel held talks in Havana with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — known as AMLO — who was wrapping up a five-country tour. AMLO criticized the Biden administration over reports the U.S. will exclude Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from next month’s Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador: “I will insist to President Biden that no country in the Americas be excluded from next month’s summit to be held in Los Angeles, California, and that the authorities of each country should freely decide whether or not to attend said meeting, but nobody should exclude anyone.”

Click here to see our interview with Cuba’s deputy foreign minister. During an earlier stop in Guatemala, AMLO criticized the United States for sending tens of billions of dollars to Ukraine instead of fulfilling pledges to help Latin American nations address the root causes of migration.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador: “There are many different things that we should not compare, but more than $30 billion have already been approved to support the war in Ukraine, and we have spent four years since President Donald Trump was proposing support with $4 billion to Central America, and to this day there has been nothing.”

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4 thoughts on “Mexico’s AMLO Says U.S. Should Not Exclude Other Nations from Summit of the Americas

  • Curt, Electoral colleges were convenient for everyone until Hillary won the popular vote and Trump the electoral one. If you do not believe in the democracy of the most democratic and free country in the world and believe in and support the dictatorships of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua, then you are truly a pathological case of ideological blindness.

  • Olga, that would mean the US shouldn’t be invited. In a true democracy, every vote counts the same and majority rules. As long as we have the electorate college, the US can never be a true democracy.

  • Governments that haven’t been elected democratically should not be invited anywhere.

  • If leaders of other countries disagree with the Biden Administration’s decision not to allow Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to attend the summit, they need to have a backbone and boycott it. This has everything to do with Florida’s 29 electoral votes and nada to do with rationality or common sense. ALMO is a credit to leaders worldwide.

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