The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard defended the position of the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO)who said he will not attend the Summit of the Americas if certain Latin American countries are excluded.
The Chancellor explained that “it cannot be excluded and at the same time seek a new era in US relations with Latin America.” This in reference to the fact that Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela They will not be invited to this international meeting.
As reported in The Truth NewsSuch is the controversy that this position has caused that countries like Bolivia and Honduras have also joined, so they will not attend the Summit if the exclusion against these nations persists.
Ebrard turns to Obama to defend AMLO
Faced with President López Obrador’s position that all countries be invited to the Summit of the Americas, I read many criticisms from those who applauded President Obama’s invitation to Raul Castro to the Summit in Panama in 2015. Here is some of what Obama said then: pic.twitter.com/HxhOkKcCeN
– Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard)
May 12, 2022
In a thread published through his official Twitter account, Ebrard said that López Obrador seeks to resume the path started by the former president of the United States. Barack Obamawho “unfroze” his country’s relations with Cuba.
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs asserted that the blockades and embargoes only cause suffering to the peoples and do not contribute to the existence of democratic conditions, which was a clear criticism of the sanctions that USA has imposed against nations it considers undemocratic.
It should be remembered that, on a tour that AMLO held in Central America, he indicated that he would advocate for Cuba against the United States, the organizing country of the Summit of the Americas, which is scheduled to take place next June.
What did the US respond to AMLO’s position?
After AMLO’s message reached the ears of the US government, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki specified that the official invitations to the Summit of the Americaswhich will take place from June 6 to 12 in Los Angeles, California, have not yet been sent, so no one has been excluded.