Imperialist Domination and Exclusion
Statement of the Cuban Revolutionary Government – June 6, 2022
The U.S. Government, abusing its privilege of being the host country, decided at a very early stage to exclude Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the Ninth Summit of the Americas to be held in the city of Los Angeles this month of June. It has refused to attend to the just claims of many governments to change that discriminatory and unacceptable stand.
Crisis-Ridden Ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California | Margaret Villamizar
On Monday, June 6 the week-long Ninth Summit of the Americas opened in Los Angeles, California.
According to the Secretariat of the OAS which organizes them, “The Summits of the Americas are institutionalized gatherings of the heads of state and government of the Western Hemisphere where leaders discuss common policy issues, affirm shared values and commit to concerted actions at the national and regional level to address continuing and new challenges faced in the Americas.”
Washington deceives public opinion about the invitations to that meeting from which it intends to exclude Cuba and also exerts extreme pressure on numerous countries in the region that oppose it. Can someone come up with something more anti-democratic? Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla wondered | Victor Manuel González
Banner at the People’s Summit (see below) expresses rejection of U.S. imperialist striving for domination.
The Seventh Summit of the Americas organized under the auspices of the Organization of American States (OAS) was held on April 10 and 11 in Panama City, Panama. The theme to be addressed at the gathering was “Prosperity with Equity: The Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas.” The firm stand of the Latin American and Caribbean nations’ heads of state gave this theme full meaning by emphasizing that the striving of U.S. imperialism for domination would no longer be accepted. Renewal Update Continue reading
By TONY SEED, along with news items*
(April 11) – Even before the 7th Summit of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS) opened in Panama on April 10, a sharp struggle erupted against flagrant and ugly provocations brazenly organized against Cuba and the principles of sovereignty, democracy and the equality of all nations, big and small. Continue reading
(April 10) – A group of former heads of state issued a joint statement Thursday accusing Venezuela of human rights abuses, even though many of the signatories have themselves faced allegations of committing human rights violations while in office.
Announcing the release of the so-called “Declaration of Panama,” signatory and former Mexican president Felipe Calderon claims the human rights situation in Venezuela is “intolerable.”
Speaking at the 5th CARICOM-Cuba Summit held on December 8, 2014, Cuban President Raúl Castro Ruz thanked the government of Panama for its invitation to participate in the upcoming 7th Summit of the Americas and expressed Cuba’s willingness to participate as an equal, without pre-conditions, reaffirming that this does not in any way imply a return to the Organization of American States (OAS). The summit hosted by Panama will be held in April 2015. Continue reading
By GABRIEL RAMOS
UP until a little over one month ago, it was barely known that a regional summit of heads of state and government in the American hemisphere is to take place in Cartagena, Colombia this April. Continue reading
By ISAAC SANEY* on behalf of the Canadian Network On Cuba
THE Canadian Network on Cuba is outraged by the statement from the office of Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), which declares that Canada – in lock step with the United States – opposes Cuba’s participation in the upcoming Summit of the Americas to be held April 14-15, 2012 in Cartagena, Colombia. Continue reading
Complete text of the press conference held by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla in Havana, March 8, 2012. Continue reading