[News] Caribbean Countries Protest Sectarianism at Summit of the Americas
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[image: Featured image: The Secretariat of the Caribbean Community, in
Georgetown, Guyana. File photo.]
Caribbean Countries Protest Sectarianism at Summit of the Americas
April 30, 2022
At least 14 Caribbean countries will be absent from the upcoming Summit of
the Americas as a protest measure against the exclusion of the
representatives of Venezuela and Cuba, which the host country US has
decided in accordance with the proposal of a group of US Congressmen. This
was declared by the Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the United States
and to the Organization of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders.
“If Cuba is not invited to the Summit of the Americas, 14 Caribbean states
won’t go,” said Sanders. “Same as if Guaidó is continued to be recognized,
a number of Caribbean states won’t go.”
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He further stated that the Summit of the Americas, an international forum,
is not an exclusive meeting under the control of the White House.
Therefore, the Washington administration cannot get to decide who to invite
and who to exclude.
This morning Sir Ronald Sanders,
Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the US and OAS, in discussing
US-Caribbean Relations thus far with Biden in power noted that: “If Cuba
isn’t invited to Summit of Americas, 14 Caribbean states won’t go.”
— Tamanisha J John (@TamanishaJohn) April 28, 2022
*Regional solidarity *During the last 20 years, the presence of Caribbean
countries in the international geopolitical scene has become more visible.
This has also been reflected in the framework of the Summit of the
Americas, especially in its most recent editions.
The governments of Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba have denounced
Washington’s intention to weaponize diplomacy and to block the access of
the countries to the Ninth Summit of the Americas, to be held in Los
Angeles, California, during June 8-10.
Regarding the exclusion of Cuba and Venezuela, the ambassador of Antigua
and Barbuda stated that “although the host country has traditionally been
able to invite a high-ranking representative from a territory that is not a
member state, it is not acceptable to exclude one that belongs to the
*Featured image: The Secretariat of the Caribbean Community, in Georgetown,
Guyana. File photo.*
by José Manuel Blanco Díaz
Translation: Orinoco Tribune
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