The Heat: Summit of the Americas

The Heat

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 09: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris (C) stands for a photo with leaders from Caribbean nations after arriving to the site of the IX Summit of the Americas at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 09, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Leaders from North, Central and South America traveled to Los Angeles for the summit to discuss issues such as trade and migration. The United States is hosting the summit for the first time since 1994, when it took place in Miami. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

The United States is hosting the Summit of the Americas for the first time since the very first one, back in 1994.

But this meeting has been marked by the absences. Mexican president – and other leaders from the region – decided not to show. It was a protest against the US decision to not invite countries they deem authoritarian – Cuba, Venezuela e Nicaragua.

Ediz Tiyansan has more from Los Angeles.

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