Maduro praises Mexican president's boycott of Summit of the Americas
As the Mexican President refuses to attend The Summit for the Americas, Venezuelan President Nicola Maduro celebrates Latin America's courage to stand up to US exclusionist policy.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the "courage and clarity" of his Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for choosing not to attend this week's Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.
Washington, during the preparation for the summit, decided to exclude leaders from Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua. Maduro called stated that he considered this to have been "an act of discrimination" and an attempt by the US to "ensure the summit would fail."
In a response to this exclusion, Lopez Obrador declared on Monday that he would be absent from the regional Summit of the Americas in the United States.
The White House confirmed that President Joe Biden did not invite Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to the summit.
In his daily press conference, Obrador said he will not go to the summit adding that he thinks "it is necessary to change the policy that has been imposed on us for centuries: exclusion."
"You cannot have a Summit of the Americas if you do not have all the countries of the Americas attending," Lopez Obrador said, adding, "Or you can have it, but we see that as the old policy of interventionism, lack of respect for nations and their people."