Today, in a tweet on Twitter, former President of Bolivia Evo Morales confirmed that the Summit of the Americas is heading for its failure due to the “arrogance and contempt” of the US authorities.
“The Summit of the Americas is on the verge of failure, not because of the unwillingness of the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean for dialogue, but because of the arrogance of the United States and its contempt for our people,” the leader wrote on Twitter. The account of the movement to socialism (MAS).
The first indigenous former Bolivian president referred in this way to the rejection by the leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean of the US diplomatic decision to exclude Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the meeting to be held in Los Angeles next June.
Morales asserted in that social network that the Pan-American project of the late nineteenth century was aimed at uniting the peoples of the region for their progress and development, but was turned by Washington into an instrument of capitulation and colonial and imperial domination.
“In order to return to the original sources of American unity about unity, peace, development, and respect for our peoples and their sovereignty, we must look more to the south than to the north, embrace the dream of Catari and Bolivar and look at ourselves in the mirror of our history,” concluded the former president.
The current President of Bolivia, Luis Arce, announced today that his country will be absent from the Ninth Summit of the Americas, considering it an exclusive meeting, which does not represent the high values of the nation and the needs of the region. .
“In line with the principles and values of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, I reiterate that the Summit of the Americas excluding the American countries will not be a full Summit of the Americas, and if the fraternal countries continue to be excluded, I will not participate,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
On the pretext that Havana, Caracas and Managua violate democratic rights, the host country decided to exclude the three countries that proclaim social justice as their slogan and reject the neoliberal model advocated by Washington.
This ruling led to the rejection of the leaders and governments of the continent and international organizations such as the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
The Western Hemisphere Forum will meet June 6-10 with an agenda addressing issues related to migration and health, points to which excluded countries can make a significant contribution.
Arce’s warning about his possible absence calls into question the legitimacy of the meeting, at which the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and several leaders of the Caribbean will also be absent, for the same reason.
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