CARICOM countries will not attend the Summit of the Americas if any country in the region is excluded

The Puebla Group and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean Nations (CELAC) have condemned the US decision to exclude Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from the Ninth Summit of the criticized by organizations and states.

In a statement, the interim presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, occupied by Argentina, called on the organizers of the meeting to be held next June “to avoid exceptions that prevent all the voices of the hemisphere from dialogue and being heard.”

The text states that “the summit represents a great opportunity to build a meeting space in which all countries participate in an open and inclusive manner, within the framework of the unified objective of coordinating joint actions.”

In addition, the report notes that the severe consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region show that dialogue and cooperation are essential tools for the well-being of peoples.

For its part, the Puebla group called on the administration of Joe Biden to organize an event without discrimination for ideological reasons, which would influence the possibilities of cooperation necessary to overcome the upcoming crises.

“Among the central issues of the meeting are post-epidemic management and climate change, so it does not make sense to exclude those countries that, like all countries, have suffered from the social costs of the predatory impact of SARS and MERS. Two.”refers to the text of that organization.

In addition, it highlights that all Latin American countries require cooperation and exchange in order to bear the social bill and pay attention to economic revitalization in the current situation. Some, such as Cuba, can contribute a lot to the prevention and elimination of the virus and its possible new variants.

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(with information from Prensa Latina)

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