The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortegasaid this Wednesday that he will not attend the Summit of the Americaswhich will be held in Los Angeles (California, USA) from June 6 to 10 next.
”I tell the Yankee from here: forget it, we are not interested in being at that Summit”emphasized Ortega in a speech during an official act commemorating the 127th anniversary of the birth of Nicaraguan hero Augusto C. Sandino (1895-1934).
“Going to that Summit is going to be filled, yes, it is going to be filled, we already know what”added the Nicaraguan president, who described as “shameful the show that the Yankee rulers are giving with this famous summit, which they call Summit of the Americas”.
“This Summit does not exalt anyone, but rather dirty, muddy,” continued the Sandinista leader, who branded as “king”, without mentioning him, the US president, Joe Biden, in charge of convening the conclave.
In his speech, Ortega charged against the United States, because, as he said, “the Yankees believe they are owners of our peoples, of Latin America and the Caribbean.”
“One day they say that we are the backyard, another day that we are the front yard, but for them we are nothing more than the yard where they throw all the garbage,” he reproached.
“It seems that in our Latin America and Caribbean there are no independent states, that we are all colonies of the Yankee empire, that there is a king there and that the king decides when we meet,” critical.
Also, he added Ortega”The king decides who he invites and who he does not invite to his conspiracies, because (the Summit of the Americas) are meetings to conspire against the Latin American and Caribbean peoples themselves,” he said.
ORTEGA CALLS FOR STRENGTHENING CELAC
In addition, Ortega urged the Latin American and Caribbean governments to make themselves respected and strengthen the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
“We cannot be asking the Yankee or begging him that we want to go to his Summit, no, his Summit does not stimulate us,” he assured.
The Sandinista leader valued as a “brave attitude” the position of the Latin American presidents who have questioned Washington for marginalizing Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from that meeting.
Ortega I advocate strengthening CELAC with sovereignty and autonomy, which, he said, has become “a meeting point for Latin America and the Caribbean.”
”What CELAC would have to say to the Yankee government: you stay there with your Summit and we, as CELAC, invite you to meet with us, but you are not going to decide who is going to be at that meeting. That was decided by us, who are members of CELAC”, exemplified.
“We Latin Americans have to defend ourselves so that they respect us. Let’s not forget that we have CELAC”, she insisted.
He said that the Celac it is a “powerful instrument” through which they can meet with other powers such as China, Russia, India, and the European Union itself, the US, and Canada.
With less than a month to go before the meeting, which is to bring together heads of state and government of the region in Los Angeles from June 6 to 10, Biden is trying to avoid a possible boycott orchestrated by the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. , and to which other leaders would join.
Although Washington has not released the list of attendees, some official spokesmen have said that the leaders of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua will not be invited because the United States does not consider them democratic countries.
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