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The United States maintains its resounding veto over Maduro, but hesitates with Cuba


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Biden is rooted in his position despite the timid approaches between Washington and Caracas

Anti-American mural in Caracas, Venezuela.AFP
  • Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela Biden definitively excludes the three dictatorships from the Summit of the Americas
  • America Fernndez joins López Obrador and pressures Biden to include Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua in the Summit of the Americas

The administration of Joe Biden maintains its firm veto on the presence of Venezuela Y Nicaragua on the Summit of the Americasbut he doubts what role he wants to assign to Cuba. A White House official assured the France Press agency this Wednesday “categorically” that Nicols Maduro would not be among the guests, despite the rehearsed approach from Washington after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In his response to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee, Kevin O’Reilly, national coordinator of the summit to be held in Los Angeles in June, insisted that Cuba’s participation depends directly on the White House, but added that the dictators from Venezuela and Nicaragua are not invited. O’Reilly s has opened a door “to the broad participation of civil society of all the countries where the authorities are dictators who seek to stifle public debate”.

The pressure exerted from Mexico its president Andrs Manuel López Obrador It has not yet achieved its objectives, although the White House has reportedly sought the participation of a second-level Cuban official. the Cuban president, Miguel Diaz-Canelhas made it clear that they do not count on him: “I will not attend in any case”.

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Washington’s response comes a day before the Cuban revolution gathers its allies this Thursday in Havana, with the excuse of a Summit of Alba (Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America). So much Nicholas Maduro What Daniel Ortega They will make an appearance in the Cuban capital, after both criticizing their exclusion from Los Angeles. “Whatever they say, our voices will be there,” said the Bolivarian president, whose capture would be rewarded in the US with 15 million dollars.

The three revolutions, which also have the backing of Bolivia and Honduras, are Vladimir Putin’s main allies on the continent. Despite this, the three have opened channels of dialogue with Washington, until now of little scope.

In recent hours, the Reuters agency has reported that, with the aim of once again hindering the resumption of dialogue with the opposition in Mexico, Maduro has vetoed Norway as the main mediator. He has also demanded the presence of Russia, who was present at the start of the talks last year.

Brazilone of the countries that had been reluctant to participate in the Los Angeles conclave, has finally confirmed that President Jair Bolsonaro attend the appointment and that, in addition, he will meet with Biden.

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