The ninth Summit of the Americas, hosted by the United States, begins June 6 in Los Angeles.
Attended by heads of state and government from North, South, Central America and the Caribbean.
Launched in 1948, the Organization of American States is considered the primary regional platform for high-level policy discussions and decision-making on the strategic affairs for the Western Hemisphere.
U.S. still works on final invitation list for Summit of the Americas
The Ninth Summit of the Americas is set to open next week in Los Angeles.
It’s meant to bring together all the leaders of the Organization of American States to reinforce ties and discuss multilateral initiatives to address common issues.
But this year, some of those ties are being tested.
CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan reports that controversy over the guest list is threatening to overshadow any potential progress in regional affairs.
U.S. decision to exclude some nations from Americas Summit draws ire
At least 10 Latin American nations – those belonging to the ALBA Bloc of left-leaning nations — reject the U.S. decision to exclude Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela at this year’s Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.
Those countries say the Biden administration is acting in a discriminatory manner that is “unilateral, arbitrary, and politically motivated.”
CGTN’s Franc Contreras.
U.S. looks to boost ties with Latin America
The United States will be looking to bolster its relationship with Latin America during the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.
The gathering comes as China’s influence in the region has grown in recent years.
Fighting climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean
The impacts of climate change have been hitting Latin America and the Caribbean hard in recent years.
The United Nations says the region must accelerate efforts to mitigate its impact and adapt to a new climate reality.