AMLO will skip Summit of the Americas over snub of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has confirmed he will not attend the US-led Summit of the Americas, opting to skip the event due to its refusal to host the leaders of Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba. He announced on Monday that he would send Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard in his place.
“I’m not going to the Summit because not all countries are invited,” AMLO said in a press conference on Monday. He had warned Washington for weeks that he would pull out if all countries in the region were not permitted to attend, and plans to visit communities damaged by a recent hurricane instead.