Summit of the Americas

Pro-Castro Mob Heckles, Shuts Down Americas Summit Event

Dozens of Cuban government agents forced the shutdown of a forum on civil society in the hemisphere at the Summit of the Americas Thursday by shouting over all the speakers until organizers postponed the meeting. The incident is an example of what pro-democracy activists call a “climate of violence” that the regime has brought to the event.

EN VIVO: La delegación del régimen sabotea foro en la Cumbre de Lima

Obama to Share Summit of the Americas Stage with Cuba’s Raúl Castro

Last week, the White House promised that President Barack Obama would engage in an “interaction” with Cuban dictator Raúl Castro at the Summit of the Americas. The summit begins officially Friday, and more details have surfaced on what that interaction will entail: the two leaders, who shared a phone conversation Thursday night, will share the stage at the summit Friday.

Reuters

Cuba and Venezuela Storm Out of Summit of the Americas Forum

The Summit of the Americas begins tomorrow, but the presence of dictatorships at the table with the rest of the Western Hemisphere’s democratic nations has already begun to cause havoc. On Wednesday, representatives of the socialist governments of Venezuela and Cuba walked out of the pre-Summit Forum on Civil Society due to the presence of pro-democracy activists.

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