Report: Biden Invites Former Colonial Ruler Spain to Summit of the Americas

The Biden administration has reportedly invited Spain to attend the Summit of the Americas, scheduled next month in Los Angeles. The summit was already controversial in Latin America because the authoritarian regimes of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua were not invited to attend. The invitation to former regional colonial power Spain could become a further irritation.

The flags of Spain and the U.S. are seen on the table during a meeting of Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon, Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)