US says seeking ways to include Cuba, Venezuela voices in summit
The United States said Monday it was looking for ways to represent the people of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua in a summit next month following threats to boycott over their governments’ exclusion.
The United States is welcoming Latin American leaders to Los Angeles for the June 6-10 Summit of the Americas, part of President Joe Biden’s efforts to promote democracy and tackle migration and climate change.
US officials said that they reached out formally last week to other nations to attend and that further invitations could come.
“We are still evaluating options on how to best incorporate the voices of the Cuban, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan people into the summit process,” an administration official said.
The State Department has previously voiced confidence at “robust” participation in Los Angeles, without divulging the invitation list so far. | More on RFI.fr