The former president of Uruguay José Mujica (2010-2015), assured that the next Summit of the Americas, to be held in Los Angeles, United States, will be “more noise than nuts”, since this type of activity “has been in decline for a long time” and does not reflect the needs of the people.

This was stated by Mujica in declarations to the local radio station Universal and he added that he does not believe that “much more” will happen than something declarative about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

“It’s going to be more noise than nuts because the policy of The United States does not give Latin America greater importance and today is focused on the conflict in Ukraine. These summits are long overdue, from a practical point of view they reflect little on the needs of the people. I hope I’m wrong, but I think it will be more of the same, “he concluded.

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The United States will be the host country for the next Summit of the Americas, which will take place June 6-10 in Los Angeles, California. For several weeks now, the US government has assured that its country will not invite “those who disrespect democracy.”

In this sense, he has already announced that he will not receive the representatives of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, despite criticism from several countries about this position and even the announcement of some leaders (as is the case of the Mexican Andrés Manuel López Obrador) that, if the US position is maintained, they will not attend the Summit.

The United States confirmed this Thursday the exclusion of Venezuela and Nicaragua from the Summit. Asked by a Senate committee about the invitations to these countries, the coordinator of the summit, Kevin O’Reilly, responded: “absolutely not. We do not recognize them as a sovereign government.”.

As for Cuba, the official said that “to his knowledge” no invitations have been sent to the island at the moment. For his part, the Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, anticipated that he will not participate in the Summit of the Americas, even if the United States invites him: “In no case will I attend.”


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