of the Americas Final Declaration in Jeopardy Due to Veto on
HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 14 (acn)
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro ruled out the
possibility of reaching a final agreement in the Summit of
the Americas, due to US and Canadianís veto on the presence
of Cuba in the next such meetings.
Maduro announced his country
will not attend another Summit in which Cuba
is excluded, and the same goes for the Bolivarian Alliance
for the Peoples
of Our America (ALBA) country members.
Argentinean FM Hector Timmerman said his country might not
sign a final
declaration for the Cartagena de Indias meeting, to show its
the persistent exclusion of Cuba from the Summits.
According to Latin American media, the lack of consensus on
issue as the debate on drugs and their decriminalization
will be another
hurdle to pass before signing the Final Declaration.
Poverty, inequality and matters related to safety, access to
natural and environmental disasters are, according to
Telesur network, the
key topics to be discussed by the heads of state and
afternoon at the Cartagena Conventions Center during the
Sixth Summit of