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Exclusion of some countries from regional summit is crtiziced

Exclusion of some countries from regional summit is crtiziced

Buenos Aires, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Puebla Group and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC in Spanish) condemned the decision of the United States to exclude Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from the 9th Summit of the Americas, an action criticized today by organizations and countries.
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This day, representatives of trade union and social groups from Havana denounced Washington’s actions against those States, a claim that was added to the one presented by the Mexican president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and activists from other nations.

In a communiqué, the pro tempore presidency of CELAC, held by Argentina, demanded that the organizers of the meeting, scheduled for next June, “avoid exclusions that prevent all the voices of the hemisphere from dialoguing and being heard”.

The summit represents a great opportunity to build a meeting space in which all countries participate in an open and inclusive manner, with the unifying objective of agreeing on joint actions, the text indicates.

It also points out that the serious consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic in the region demonstrate that dialogue and cooperation are key tools for the well-being of peoples.

For its part, the Puebla Group demanded that Joe Biden’s administration organize an event without discrimination on ideological grounds, which would affect the possibilities of necessary collaboration to overcome the looming crises.

Among the central themes of the meeting are post-pandemic management and climate change, so it makes no sense to leave out those countries that suffered, like everyone else, the social costs of the predatory impact of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, according to the text of that organization.

All Latin American nations require cooperation and exchange in order to be able to bear the social bill and attend to the economic reactivation in the current situation. Some of them, such as Cuba, could contribute a lot in the prevention and eradication of the virus and its possible new variants, it states.

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