Castro Will Not Be Invited to Future Summits

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Canada and the United States have vetoed a proposal at the VI Summit of the Americas that would have allowed the Castro dictatorship to participate in future gatherings of the hemisphere's democracies.

Pursuant to a working meeting of Foreign Ministers, Argentina's Hector Timerman confirmed that a consensus had not been reached on the proposal and, thus, it will not be included in the final declaration.

CAVEAT: Unless the Presidents decide otherwise in their meetings today and tomorrow.

For Cuba to participate, it must meet the same democratic standards that 34 out of 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere abide by.

It's not too much to ask.

There should be zero tolerance for military dictatorships in the Americas.