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Most Caribbean nations plan to attend the Summit of the Americas

May 28, 2022 | Colin O. Jarrett |  Most Caribbean Community CARICOM member nations plan to attend the Summit of the Americas as some leaders call for a boycott if Washington excludes its ideological adversaries in the region.

Some Latin American leaders have threatened to skip the summit, which starts on June 6 in Los Angeles. Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves, who believes the Summit must include Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, says he wrote letters to the Chairman of CARICOM as well as Secretary-General’s Office of CARICOM on the matter.

The US has agreed that the three governments in question have shown that they do not respect democracy and therefore will not receive invitations to the Summit. But CARICOM leaders are adamant that as part of the Americas, those countries should not be excluded.

Colin O. Jarrett is Caribbean News Editor with Vision Newspaper

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