US President Joe Biden highlighted the importance of democratic governments and promised actions aimed at protecting immigrants during a speech at the Summit of the Americas, this Thursday (9), in Los Angeles.
The event brings together leaders from countries in the Americas to discuss and seek solutions to shared political issues. However, the host country failed to invite Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua to the event, generating a diplomatic crisis that involved other heads of state.
“We need democratic governments, with transparency and accountability, to respect people and the rule of law. All of these issues demonstrate our continued investment in our shared future,” said Biden.
With the US decision, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and other leaders chose not to attend this edition of the Summit of the Americas.
“With the Democratic Government Action Plan, we commit our nations to making a pledge that the American democracy chapter will be fulfilled,” said the US President.
US officials determined that human rights concerns and a lack of democracy in the three countries, Washington’s main antagonists in Latin America, weighed heavily in the decision to invite them, a US source said on Sunday. .
In his speech, President Joe Biden committed to announcing, on Friday (10), measures to protect immigration, which, according to the president, had a direct impact on all countries.
“Each country has been impacted by immigration in an immediate way and I think we have a shared responsibility. Tomorrow we will announce in the Los Angeles declaration an immigration protection,” he said.
“We will do it together, in a transformative way, to invest in solutions that include stability to address the issue of immigration, to correctly deal with organized crime and coordinate actions to secure our borders, tomorrow I will talk more about this”, he added. .
Source: CNN Brasil