Police on horseback patrol the summit site in Los Angeles, California.
The presidents of the Northern Triangle of Central America: Nepe Bukele, President of El Salvador, Alejandro Giamatti, President of Guatemala, and Chiomara Castro, President of Honduras, will be absent from this week’s Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, United States.
The three leaders They will send their foreign ministers as heads of their delegations to the continental meeting from which the leaders of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua have been excluded.
An official document for the summit revealed that Salvadoran Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill will represent President Bukele, who has clearly distanced himself from the administration of US President Joe Biden.
Honduras will be represented by its foreign minister, Eduardo Enrique Reina, and Guatemala by its foreign minister, Mario Bocaro Flores.
I will not go to the top because not all the countries of the Americas have been invited and I believe that the policy that was imposed centuries ago must be changed, exclusion.” Andrés M. Lopez Obrador, President of Mexico
Giamatti, whose government accuses Washington of obstructing anti-corruption investigations, has publicly announced that he will not attend. Xiomara Castro allied with Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, to tie his existence to the exclusion of no country. Bukele has not yet said publicly that he will not attend the meeting.
Honduran Vice President Salvador Nasrallah questioned President Castro’s decision, stressing that it does not comply with what was agreed upon during the election campaign, because “all decisions until today” have been taken only by the Free Party, although after, he made it clear that he “praises” the background but not By the ways in which ‘certain decisions’ were made.
Daniel Ortega, Nicolas Maduro and Miguel Diaz-Canel were not invited.
Washington confirmed on Monday that it did not invite the governments of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua to attend the meeting.
Cuba denounced that there was no justification for excluding representatives of the Caribbean island, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the Summit of the Americas, which it called “undemocratic” and “arbitrary” and highlighted the position of Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez. Obrador, who refused to attend the meeting.
“We have to respect the democratic traditions of the Summit of the Americas,” said the head of US diplomacy for Latin America, Brian Nichols, who participated in a civil society meeting in the framework of the Summit in Los Angeles.
The United States continues to balk at the lack of democratic spaces and the human rights situation in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.” Brian Nichols
Head of US Diplomacy for Latin America
The diplomat said Venezuela would be represented by a delegate from Juan Guaido, the opposition leader who is recognized as interim president by the United States and about 50 other countries, including El Salvador.
Uruguay’s president, Luis Lacalle Poe, canceled his trip on Monday after he tested positive for the coronavirus while his Bolivian colleague, Luis Ars, said he wouldn’t travel to Los Angeles if everyone didn’t go, while 14′ clock, Caribbean nations questioned also in its presence.
The Ninth Summit of the Americas kicked off yesterday in Los Angeles with the opening of the Civil Society Forum at the Western Hemisphere meeting of leaders from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.
The Secretary-General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, noted that the meeting represented a “milestone” and reflected the “US commitment” to renewing its alliance with member states and promoting “economic recovery”. As well as strengthening relations between the Americans.”