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Mexico’s president boycotts Biden’s Summit of the Americas

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: exclusion”,”text”:”I’m not going to the summit because we don’t invite all the countries of America. I believe in the need to change the policy that has been imposed for centuries: exclusion”}}”>I’m not going to the summit because we don’t invite all the countries of America. I believe in the need to change the policy that has been imposed for centuries: the exclusion, he declared Monday morning in front of the press. Mexico will still be represented by its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard.

I very much regret this situation, but I do not accept that anyone puts himself above other countries. I do not accept hegemony, neither from China, nor from Russia, nor from any country. »

A quote from Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of Mexico

This pavement in the pond is not a surprise in itself, insofar as the president of the nationalist left has been threatening for weeks to shun the meeting if Washington excludes its three pet peeves in Latin America.

A White House official justified the decision on Monday by explaining on condition of anonymity that the United States continues to have reservations about the lack of democratic space and respect for human rights in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

Very popular in his country, Mr. Lopez Obrador indicated that he could still meet President Joe Biden in July at the White House, with whom he claims to get along very well. I want to talk with him about the subject of integrating all of Americahe argued, citing the example of the European Union.

On the occasion of the summit, which is held until Friday, President Biden wants to conclude a regional cooperation agreement on immigration, a politically explosive subject in the United States, and which has earned him fierce criticism from the opposition republican.

Mexico, which shares 3,200 kilometers of border with the United States, is a key player in this case, since it is the last country reached by hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing poverty and violence in their country before trying to cross the US border.

According to’U.S. Border Patrol, more than 1.7 million migrants attempted to enter the United States in fiscal year 2020-2021. The phenomenon is on the rise, since this figure is close to 1.3 million for the first six months of the current financial year.

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