Trump's absence at Americas summit shows Washington's attitude to LatAm

11 April, 2018, 17:54 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Trump suspends his attendance at the Summit of the Americas at the imminent attack on Syria

The news of the cancellation of the trip is spread after Trump said Yesterday that the United States would have 24 to 48 hours to decide the response to an alleged attack with chemical weapons in Syria, from which Washington wasted no time to blame the government of Bashar Al -Assad.

Activists allege that the Assad regime dropped a bunch of bombs filled with deadly chemicals on the town, killing 40 people (some of them children), although the regime denies that the attack even happened, and certainly that it was their doing, but who are you more inclined to believe?

The development also comes a day after the FBI raided the office of Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, based on information amassed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The trip had been expected to be tense and awkward because of Trump's repeated disparagement of the region over immigration, narcotics and trade.


Trump was scheduled to attend the eighth Summit of the Americans in Lima, Peru on Friday and Saturday before continuing on to Bogota, Colombia on Sunday.

During that trip, Pence met with the presidents of Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Panama to negotiate trade deals and discuss concerns about Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime, which has been described as increasingly dictatorial by the US and Colombia.

The president's decision to cancel his Latin America trip hints at a possible larger American military operation than a limited strike in Syria. We continue to be seen as its backyard.

President Donald Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru as he had previously planned, according to a statement from the White House. The U.S.is working to coordinate Latin American countries on a pressure campaign against Venezuela's government.

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