In the News June 8
Crisis-Ridden Ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California
Workers’ Summit In Tijuana, Mexico
A Workers’ Summit is taking place in Tijuana, Mexico to counter the Summit of the Americas organized in Los Angeles by the Organization of American States (OAS) to promote the U.S. agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean. The very fact that at the Los Angeles Summit the topic of migration is taken up without the attendance of the leaders of Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in particular, or Cuba to expose how the U.S. weaponizes migration from Cuba, clearly reveals the aim is not to provide solutions but promote the U.S. agenda.
So too, the fact that matters of public health and recovery from COVID are said to be on the agenda without the participation and experiences of Cuba as well as Venezuela and Nicaragua which are also blockaded by the U.S. shows how bankrupt this “summit” is. The correctness of the assessment of those who say it is simply a forum for the U.S. to assert its domination and pursue its own self-serving interests – especially when it acts as host – and to prevent discussion of concrete problems and solutions could not be more obvious.
The Workers’ Summit in Tijuana is organized to offer a space to join with all the peoples of Our America. Participants “will report on and discuss the effects of the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the U.S. on Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and now on a third of the world’s population who are being strangled by U.S. sanctions. The Workers’ Summit will bring together U.S. and Canadian leaders from the trade union movement, social justice organizations and peoples’ movements that oppose sanctions and any type of U.S. intervention,” organizers say.
Keynote speakers on Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua will include the Vice-President of the Socialist Party of Venezuela, Francisco Torrealba, and the Ambassadors of Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, as well as representatives from Mexico.
TML Daily, posted June 8, 2022.