Mexico will skip US-hosted Summit of the Americas

06/06/2022

Source: Al Jazeera

As delegations from countries in the Western hemisphere are set to arrive in Los Angeles, California for the Summit of the Americas, Mexico’s president said Monday he would not attend the gathering at which the administration of US President Joe Biden will try to advance a vision of a “secure, middle class and democratic” region, according to the White House.

The ambitious, if broad, agenda – which is expected to include efforts to boost US leadership through economic cooperation, combating public health crises, countering climate change and stemming migration – has been overshadowed for weeks by rumblings that Washington planned to exclude Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela from the event, citing human rights concerns and lack of democratic rule.

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“Ojalá que sí vaya”: Embajador Ken Salazar confía que AMLO asista a Cumbre de las Américas

20/05/2022

Fuente: El Universal

El embajador de Estados Unidos en México, Ken Salazar, informó que todavía no hay una respuesta a la petición del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador para invitar a todos los países de América a la Cumbre de las Américas.

“La esperanza de nosotros es que sí vaya México. En la manera en que se trabaje con el presidente López Obrador, con mucho respeto. Ojalá que sí vaya, pero es algo que se está discutiendo”, apuntó Salazar.

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Mexico to talk to U.S. delegation, insists all countries have to attend Americas summit

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he won’t attend the upcoming Summit of the Americas unless the U.S. invites Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela and others.

Date: May 17th, 2022

Source: NBC News

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Monday that he will receive a delegation on Wednesday of organizers of the U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas, in which his government will set out why it wants all countries in the region to take part.

Speaking at a news conference, López Obrador said the United States’ Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, would take part in the talks.

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Mexico and Brazil leaders suggest they may snub Biden’s Americas summit

MEXICO CITY/SAO PAULO, May 10 (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday he would not attend the U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas next month if all countries in the region were not invited, while Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is also likely to skip the meeting, sources told Reuters.

Date: May 10th, 2022

Source: Reuters

The absence of the leaders of Latin America’s two biggest economies would be a blow for the get-together of regional heads of state, which is expected to tackle issues from migration to the environment but also showcase democracy in the hemisphere.

Mexico’s leader, a leftist, has said he wants all the countries in the region to be invited. It is unclear whether the United States will invite Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, who are governed by authoritarian socialist administrations that have been at odds with Washington.

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AMLO gets a warm welcome in Cuba, calls for renewal of its revolution

He received the nation’s highest honor and discussed buying Cuban COVID vaccines

Date: May 9th, 2022

Source: Mexico News Daily

President López Obrador received Cuba’s highest state honor during a visit to the island nation on Sunday.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, who was the guest of honor at Mexico’s Independence Day celebrations last September, presented the Order of José Martí to his counterpart at an event in Havana.

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Mexico president says no country should be excluded from Americas Summit

HAVANA, May 8 (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday during a visit to Cuba that he will emphasize to his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden that no country should be left out of the U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles in June.

Date: May 8th, 2022

Source: Reuters

“Nobody should exclude anyone,” Lopez Obrador said at a public event.

The U.S. government has stated that Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government were unlikely to be invited because the summit is meant to showcase democracy in the hemisphere.

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Mexico president says will hire 500 Cuban doctors to work in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, May 9 (Reuters) – Mexico will hire 500 Cuban doctors to work in the country to help make up for a shortage of medical professionals, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said at a regular news conference on Monday.

Date: May 9th, 2022

Source: Reuters

Lopez Obrador visited Cuba over the weekend as part of a regional tour of Central America and the Caribbean.

Cuban doctors were also hired to work in Mexico earlier in the coronavirus pandemic, which sparked criticism from members of Mexico’s opposition.

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Foreign Minister of Mexico begins 3-day India visit on Wednesday

Date: March 29th, 2022

Source: CNBC TV18

Foreign Minister of Mexico Marcelo Ebrard Casaubn will pay a three-day visit to India beginning Wednesday. It will be Casaubn’s first visit to India in his capacity as foreign minister.

Announcing the visit, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Tuesday that the Mexican minister will also travel to Mumbai. It said Casaubon and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will undertake a comprehensive review of bilateral relations and will also discuss international issues of mutual interest in their talks.

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Mexico-Europe relations at risk if AMLO ignores human rights concerns, politician warns

‘Why are they interfering? Who gives them the right?’ the president questioned

Date: March 18th, 2022

Source: Mexico News Daily

Mexico will have problems with Europe if it doesn’t take human rights issues seriously, according to a member of the European Parliament (EP).

Leopoldo López Gil, a Spanish representative of the conservative European People’s Party (EPP), made the remark in the wake of President López Obrador’s pointed criticism of the EP after it condemned the harassment and killing of journalists and human rights defenders in Mexico in a resolution approved on March 10.

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AMLO crafts foreign policy with view to winning votes: ex-ambassador

The president’s ‘insulting’ response was ‘a grave mistake,’ the diplomat said

Date: March 14th, 2022

Source: Mexico News Daily

The federal government’s response to the European Parliament (EP) after it passed a resolution that condemned the harassment and killing of journalists and human rights defenders in Mexico has been described by a veteran politician and former ambassador to the European Union (EU) as a “comedy of errors.”

In a statement penned by President López Obrador and other officials, the federal government accused European lawmakers of “corruption, lies and hypocrisy” and described them as misinformed sheep.

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