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Summit Latest: Bolsonaro Says Meeting With Biden ‘Sensational’

Joe Biden speaks at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on June 9. 

Joe Biden speaks at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on June 9. 

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President Joe Biden is hosting the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, a gathering intended to deepen ties between the US and Western Hemisphere countries that drew criticism from Beijing, which seeks to make its own inroads in the region.

The US has announced a series of new agreements with countries in the region on economic, health and climate efforts, but they come with little fresh investment by Washington. The impact of a new migration accord to be unveiled Friday is particularly suspect, as Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and the leaders of three Central American countries that produce much of the irregular migration to the US all declined invitations to the summit.