Cuba's allies to boycott future Americas summits | Reuters

by Faiz Ahmed last modified 2012-04-15T19:43:58-04:00
"Unprecedented Latin American opposition to U.S. sanctions on Cuba left President Barack Obama isolated at the summit and illustrated Washington's declining influence in a region ... Due to the hostile U.S. and Canadian line on communist-run Cuba, the heads of state failed to produce a final declaration as the summit fizzled out on Sunday afternoon. ... For the first time, conservative-led U.S. allies like Mexico and Colombia are throwing their weight behind the traditional demand of leftist governments that Cuba be invited to the next Summit of the Americas. ... The leftist ALBA bloc of nations - including Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and the Caribbean islands of Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and St Vincent and the Grenadines - said they will not attend future summits without Cuba's presence."
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