The Summit ends on low key

Posted on April 17, 2012


Possibly the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, will be remembered as the most opaque until now. And one of the most embarrassing for the United States.Not only because of the embarrassing question of the relation of some security officers with prostitutes.
The summit ended with sharp political differences between the U.S. and Canada with the rest of the continent with regard to the future inclusion of Cuba and support to Argentina over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) occupied by Britain.
Moreover, the absence of the radical group of ALBA (Venezuela, Ecuador and Nicaragua) gave him an opportunity to host Santos to earn a spot as a pragmatic but principled moderator (strongly condemning the blockade of Cuba) simultaneously.