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 IX Summit of the Americas, an action criticized today by organizations and countries.
That day, representatives of trade unions and social groups in Havana denounced Washington’s actions against those states, a claim that added to that presented by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and activists from other nations.
In a statement, the pro tempore presidency of CELAC, held by Argentina, asked the organizers of the meeting, scheduled for next June, “to avoid exclusions that prevent all the voices of the hemisphere from dialogue and ‘be heard’.
The summit represents an excellent opportunity to build a meeting space in which all countries participate in an open and inclusive manner, with the unifying objective of agreeing on common actions, indicates the text.
He also stresses that the serious consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic in the region demonstrate that dialogue and cooperation are essential tools for the well-being of peoples.
For its part, the Puebla group demanded that the administration of Joe Biden organize an event without discrimination on ideological grounds, which would affect the possibilities of collaboration necessary to overcome the crises that are looming.
Among the central themes of the meeting are post-pandemic management and climate change, so it makes no sense to leave out countries that have suffered, like everyone else, the social costs of the predatory impact of the SARS-CoV coronavirus. -2, according to the text of this organization.
All Latin American nations need cooperation and exchange to be able to support the social bill and assist in economic recovery in the current situation. Some of them, like Cuba, could contribute a lot to the prevention and eradication of the virus and its possible new variants, he said.