CA: Cuban, Nicaraguan, Venezuelan dissidents gather at Summit of the Americas

Source: Los Angeles Times

Cuba’s treatment of dissidents such as [Carolina] Barrero is one of the reasons the country was not invited to the Summit of the Americas taking place this week in Los Angeles. Nicaragua and Venezuela, which the Biden administration has cast as undemocratic dictatorships, have also been left out of the event. The countries’ leaders are not here, but their many vocal opponents are — among them artists, journalists and activists. Their appearance in Los Angeles for the summit coincides with ‘a new spirit of solidarity’ in Cuba, Barrero said, noting that regular demonstrations in her home country have come to include not just elites or artists but common folk.” (06/08/22)