Rumors have circulated that President Trump may not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas when it meets in Lima this April. If true, it will be more evidence of a careless (or willful) ceding of goodwill and leadership in our neighborhood.
As corruption scandals claim the Summit of the Americas host president, Peru’s Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, the fate of the April regional pow wow remains in doubt. Regardless of whether the heads of state meet, civil society still has a lot to say and do.
Cuban journalist Lázaro de Jesús González Álvarez expresses his sadness and embarrassment over the behavior of Cuban official civil society groups and Cuban officials at the VII Summit of the Americas Civil Society Forum.
While all attention at the Summit of the Americas—where the President was en route—was understandably, if somewhat predictably, drawn to Cuba’s historic presence at the Summit and the anticipated conduct of Venezuela’s President Maduro when he met President Obama, the attention given to LGBT rights was historic as well.