Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Chaos to Conversation the 35-Nation Americas Summit Is More Than Talk

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Chaos to Conversation the 35-Nation Americas Summit Is More Than Talk

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The Summit of the Americas will go on without President Donald Trump this weekend in Peru. Opting to stay in Washington while a response to the Syria gas attack is being planned, the president is sending Vice President Mike Pence to represent the U.S. at the triennial, 35-nation meeting.

The summit may not be well known to the public, but it has proved to be an important event for nations in the Western Hemisphere since its 1994 inception.

With leaders of all countries present, there's no getting around the most vivid problems. The chaos in Venezuela, where misgovernment of a country with substantial resources has led to enormous human suffering, is paramount. Cuba is still drifting through the final days of Castro family rule, with the future not clear ahead. Brazil is approaching crucial October elections, having just imprisoned for corruption former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, possibly a favorite to actually win those elections. …

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