The New York Times considered that threats to boycott the Summit of the Americas if the United States did not invite all Latin American countries to it, would deal a "humiliating blow" to US President Joe Biden.
The newspaper pointed out that the possible refusal to attend the Summit of the Americas to be held in Los Angeles by Mexican Presidents Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro will deal a humiliating blow to their counterpart in Washington (Biden).
The newspaper pointed out that the absence of the Brazilian president from the summit threatens to undermine progress on issues important to the Biden administration, such as climate change, and that in the absence of the Mexican president, immigration issues will become more difficult.
The newspaper saw that this event, which the Biden administration portrayed as a display of emerging American leadership in the Western Hemisphere, threatens to severely lose the reputation of the White House and could highlight Washington's weakness in the region.
The newspaper said that an increasing number of heads of states of Latin America and the Caribbean are considering boycotting the two summits, including the presidents of the two largest countries in the region, Mexico and Brazil.
She added that less than three weeks before the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, there are concerns that instead of highlighting the Biden administration's vision of a part of the world that was largely ignored by former US President Donald Trump, the event may expose America's weak ability to advance its agenda in the region.
No formal invitations have been sent so far, while the White House said: “No final decision has been made on who will be invited, but there are doubts among some countries about how the summit will address pressing challenges at a time when the region is struggling to recover from the economic stagnation caused by the pandemic and inflation. unbridled environmental degradation.
And the Biden administration had previously announced that it was “unlikely” to invite countries such as Cuba, Venezuela or Nicaragua to the Summit of the Americas to be held from June 6 to 10, after which Mexican President Obrador announced that he would not attend the Summit of the Americas if the United States did not invite all countries Latin America to it.
Obrador joined the position of the presidents of Bolivia, Honduras and a group of Caribbean countries, while China called on the United States to respect the sovereignty of Latin American countries, saying that the Summit of the Americas "cannot simply serve Washington's self-interests and cannot be reduced to a summit of the United States alone."
It is worth noting that the United States imposes sanctions on several Latin countries, including Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, in the context of US intervention attempts in Latin American countries that stood in the face of Washington's colonial policies with the aim of changing the positions of these countries on just global issues and imposing hegemony on them and interfering in their internal affairs.
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