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Mexican President to Skip Summit of the Americas Over Cuba Snub

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Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s foreign minister, right, exits from the podium after speaking during a news conference with Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s president, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico.
Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s foreign minister, right, exits from the podium after speaking during a news conference with Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s president, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico.Photographer: Luis Antonio Rojas/Bloomberg
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will skip the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles this week, delivering a snub to US President Joe Biden over his decision to exclude the governments of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

“There can’t be a Summit of the Americas if all the countries of the continent don’t participate,” Lopez Obrador told reporters during his daily press briefing on Monday. “That’d be to continue with the old interventionist policy, of lack of respect for nations and their people.”