Geopolitics and Empire
To say that the Organization of American States’ Summit of the Americas event held in Los Angeles from June 6 to June 10 was a debacle, would be an understatement.
Initially, countries like Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua were banned from attending the event. This caused Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to protest and not attend. México was followed by presidents Luis Arce of Bolivia, Nayib Bukele of El Salvador, Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala, and Xiomara Castro of Honduras in refusing to participate in the summit.
The ostensive mission of the event was the promotion of democracy. Additionally, migration, corruption, and climate change were supposed to be addressed at this event.
However, Richard Haas, the president of the Council on Foreign Relation tweeted on June 7, 2022:
“The Summit of the Americas looks to be a debacle, a diplomatic own goal. The US has no trade proposal, no immigration policy, & no infrastructure package. Instead, the focus is on who will & will not be there. Unclear is why we pressed for it to happen.”