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Americas’ summit ends divided with no final declaration on the Cuban issue

Monday, April 16th 2012 - 06:54 UTC
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Unprecedented Latin American opposition to US sanctions on Cuba left President Barack Obama isolated at a summit on Sunday and illustrated Washington's challenged influence in a region being aggressively courted by China. Read full article

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  • GreekYoghurt

    Take two Anglo-saxon heritaged logical hard-working people who dislike corruption and like transparency, and then put them in a room with some iberian heritaged illogical lazy people who love corruption and dislike transparency and ask them to come to a concensus on any issue is simply MADNESS! IT'S MADNESS I TELL THEE.

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @1

    Calm down dear!

    But it is funny reading the press on this. ;o)

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @GreekYoghurt

    “Take two Anglo-saxon heritaged logical hard-working”

    Its another Mohammeds joke?

    Hard working people? Very funny

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @3 Is it the sourness that makes you lazy or the laziness that makes you sour? I cannot say this in Spanish, because let's face it, I'm not poor.

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 01:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    3 DanyBerger

    Its another Mohammeds joke?

    Why do think that everyone from England or who is English is Islamic?

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doveoverdover

    If you can't get everyone at the OAS(-) summit to make a declaration, why not do one of your own.....

    http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/98349/cfk-to-make-announcement-at-noon

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @5 Apparently calling me Islamic is supposed to upset me. I don't understand why though, as it's just different strokes for different folks.

    @6 You can almost hear Argsoc ministry of truth cogs grinding together in order to spin this to turn her frown upside down.

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doveoverdover

    I'd like to think that Think was called into the office to help draft her speech. He can usually be relied on to shamelessly distort reality.

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 02:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @8 good point, which of the usual-suspect la campora gimps do you think she's called in to write the mensonges du jour?

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doveoverdover

    Let's see if we can judge which ones from the style. Of course, she may be resigning or declaring war in which case I'd suspect infiltration by some of our own compatriots.

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Reuters yesterday:
    “Unprecedented Latin American opposition to U.S. sanctions on Cuba left President Barack Obama isolated at a summit on Sunday and illustrated Washington's declining influence in a region being aggressively courted by China”
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/15/us-americas-summit-idUSBRE83D0E220120415

    MercoStanley today:
    “Unprecedented Latin American opposition to US sanctions on Cuba left President Barack Obama isolated at a summit on Sunday and illustrated Washington's challenged influence in a region being aggressively courted by China”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/15/us-americas-summit-idUSBRE83D0E220120415

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Venezuela all little friends of Argentina?

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JohnN

    Santos final Summit declaration in English misidentifies the Falkland Islands as the “Malvinas Islands”:
    “On the issue of the Malvinas Islands, all the participants in the Summit have set out their positions of consensus in declarations issued by the Organization of American States. On this occasion, the discussions took place without modifying those decisions and the vast majority of countries called for a peaceful settlement to this dispute.”
    - http://www.summit-americas.org/sirg_meet_2012.html#041412

    For Canada's Harper, not so hard to reject the Latino clamouring about the Falklands, Cuba or drugs, but for Obama, Cuba and drugs are easy to reject but not so easy the Falklands. US is now got fourth-largest Latin-American population, and while the Miami-based Cuban-Americans would support Obama on Cuba and drugs, they tend to go with Argentina on Falklands. Obama is in full WWRD (What Would Romney Do) mode and trying to figure out how to reduce the political blow-back from Republicans. Rejecting the Cuba, Drugs, Falklands resolutions allows Obama's administration and Hilary Clinton to muck about with the quieter stuff down in the “Physical Infrastructure” and Security sections.

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    perhaps the USA should withdraw from the OAS .

    Apr 16th, 2012 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @GreekYoghurt

    Mr. Mohammed you say “I cannot say this in Spanish, because let's face it, I'm not poor.”

    I say: You are intellectually poor Mr. Mohammed and there is not money that can solve your problem, I’m afraid.

    @ toooldtodieyoung

    Oops!

    You asked: “Why do think that everyone from England or who is English is Islamic?”

    Londonistan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVjr5awhxdg

    Ukistan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVjr5awhxdg

    “Britain a Islamic Republic” Dispatches
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVjr5awhxdg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVjr5awhxdg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVjr5awhxdg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVjr5awhxdg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVjr5awhxdg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVjr5awhxdg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVjr5awhxdg

    Apr 17th, 2012 - 08:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    oh dear
    Mustaph laugh

    Apr 17th, 2012 - 02:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    It wouldn't be so bad if Dunni-Burger had a brain of his own and did not tell so many lies.

    Just thought. Dunni-Burger is obviously trying for Timmidmans job! Ha, ha, ha.

    Apr 17th, 2012 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @17 Dunni-burger is the king of copypasta.

    Apr 17th, 2012 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Dunni-burger &Kentucky fried chicken,

    who will be the chips we wonders.

    Apr 17th, 2012 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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