Arturo Sanchez Jimenez
Newspaper La Jornada
Friday May 13, 2022, p. 3
Countries cannot be excluded from the Summit of the Americas and at the same time seek a new era in US relations with Latin America, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón said yesterday.
In messages on social networks, the official questioned whether the United States could decide on its own not to invite Cuba to the meeting, since the sixth Summit of the Americas – held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, in 2012 – resolved to invite the island to take part in the summits of the Americas.
This agreement has not been modified, for this a consultation process would be requiredaffirmed the foreign minister, who shared on his Twitter account a document of the sixth summit in which it is mentioned that the majority of the countries support Cuban participation in the process of the Summits of the Americas and that votes were made to make that purpose a reality from the next top meeting, which happened, since Cuba participated in the 2015 edition held in Panama.
If the exclusion is maintained, it is more of the same, [es el] past against the future that has come upon us and that demands union of the Americaswrote the Secretary of Foreign Affairs on social networks.
Ebrard Casaubón also assured that many of those who today criticize the position of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in favor of all countries participating in the summit to be held in June in Los Angeles, are the same ones who applauded a few years ago when President Barack Obama invited the then Cuban president Raúl Castro to the Panamanian appointment.
It cannot be excluded and at the same time seek a new era in the relations of the United States with Latin Americanoted the secretary.
You have to choose, Mexico proposes to move forward.
The foreign minister assured that President López Obrador
proposes to return to the path begun by Barack Obama and interrupted since then. Blockades and embargoes only bring suffering to the people, not democracy. Those who criticize us today know.