Mexico: AMLO Boycotts Summit Over US Exclusion of Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela

Source: Common Dreams

“Mexico’s leftist [sic] President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Monday that he is skipping the Summit of the Americas, following through on his threat to boycott the upcoming meeting if the White House refused to invite officials from all nations in the Western Hemisphere. The Biden administration’s decision to bar the governments of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela from this week’s gathering in Los Angeles was made final on Sunday. Unnamed sources familiar with deliberations between Washington officials and their Latin American and Caribbean counterparts, including those in Mexico, said that U.S. President Joe Biden’s long-anticipated move was ‘based on concerns about the lack of democracy and respect for human rights in the three countries,’ Bloomberg reported.” (06/06/22)