Caricom warns that it would not go to the Summit of the Americas if there are exclusions | News

The ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda in the United States, Ronald Sanders, revealed that the countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) would consider absenting themselves from the so-called Summit of the Americas, convened for next June in Los Angeles if the exclusion is specified. of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua of the appointment.

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Also, Ronald Sanders called this Thursday for a summit between the US and Caricom during a webinar organized by Florida International University and the Center for Latin America and the Caribbean in Washington.

The request came in light of the fact that seven years have passed since the last US-Caricom summit was held in Jamaica, and US policy toward the Caribbean “has not been effective during that time,” he said.



He described US policy during the presidency of Donald Trump (2017-2021) as “divide and rule”, especially with regard to Cuba and Venezuela; while he lamented that no high-level consultations have been held since President Joe Biden took office on US policy towards the Caribbean.

According to Sander, the US is focused on isolating Cuba and dissuading Caricom countries from forming ties with China.

Similarly, the official asserted that “just as if (Juan) Guaidó continues to be recognized, several Caribbean states will not go. The Summit of the Americas is not a US meeting, so the US cannot decide who is invited and who is not.”

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Noting that authorities in that country continually refer to the Caribbean as their “third border,” he said “the US should foster stronger relationships with Caricom countries, including helping them address challenges that are directly related to it.” like climate change.”

In recent days, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obradodr, has also announced his rejection of holding a Summit without Cuba.

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