Chavez: Summit should be last without Cuba
CARACAS | Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he thinks a bloc of left-leaning nations should attend the upcoming Summit of the Americas despite its opposition to the exclusion of Cuba.
Mr. Chavez said he thinks members of the Bolivarian Alliance ought to attend the April 14-15 summit in Cartagena, Colombia, in order to demand Cuba’s future participation, the state-run Venezuelan News Agency reported.
“This will be the last so-called ‘Summit of the Americas’ without Cuba. The next one wouldn’t occur,” Mr. Chavez said in a phone call broadcast on state television Monday night.
Mr. Chavez said he had discussed the matter with the leaders of Argentina, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Brazil.