A few days before the Summit of the Americas takes place, Argentina and Mexico promote a parallel summit of the Celac (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States), in order to include the countries that were excluded by the United States.
The initiative would be promoted by Argentina, due to the fact that Alberto Fernández chairs pro tempore the Celacfor which the idea of carrying out a Assembly with all the countries of America and the Caribbean.
This means that the summit of the Celac would include Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela; since the White House refuses to invite these nations because “they do not respect the democratic charter of the Americas.”
Although Alberto Fernández had initially confirmed his participation in the Summit of the Americas, this was questioned after his meeting with Christopher Dodd, special adviser to the United States Government for the Summit of the Americas.
During their meeting at the Casa Rosada, the Argentine president would not have confirmed his participation to Dood; however, Fernández did emphasize that “Argentina is going to work for the success of the Summit, with everyone included.”
In addition, it was learned that Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero recently traveled to Mexico to meet with his counterpart Marcelo Ebrard, in order to coordinate the event, since the governments of both countries insist that there should be a summit without “exclusions.”
Meanwhile, Dood stated in an official statement that they expect Argentina to participate in the Summit of the Americas, given its importance as a leading country at the regional level.
When would the CELAC summit take place?
The assembly that would lead the organization It would be held in parallel to the summit organized by the United States, that is, between June 6 and 12. In addition, it would also take place in Los Angeles without affecting the programming of the White House.
In this event, topics such as the coronavirus pandemic, the war in Ukraine, the climate crisis, among others, will be discussed.