It’s a historic summit, because for the first time every state in the region is set to have a leader attend. It’s also the first time that both the United States and Cuba will be in attendance together. The theme this year is titled Prosperity with Equity: The Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas, which seems appropriate.
The Summit of the Americas explainedLeaders across the Americas are gathering in Panama City, Panama for the 7th Summit of the Americas. It will be the first time Cuban officials attend and sideline talks are expected between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro. Watch this explanation of the the purpose of the summit.
Leaders set to attend the 2015 Summit of the Americas