Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez in 2019
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced today that he will not be attending the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles due to the exclusion of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela by the United States.
He said “There can’t be a Summit of the Americas if not all countries of the American continent are taking part."
He also denounced the US blockade of Cuba saying it was a "tremendous violation of human rights."
Honduran President President Xiomara Castro has also said she will not attend the summit for the same reason.
Both countries will be sending their foreign ministers.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric, who will be attending and is visiting Canada right now, said at a news conference in Ottawa that the US decision to exclude the countries was an "error, a mistake, and we're going to say that during the summit."