Careful Messaging and Few Specifics at the Summit of the Americas

By Nick Burns

The U.S. hosts are seeking to present a unified message of action, but details are thin on economics, climate and migration.

LOS ANGELES — At 2022’s Summit of the Americas, the U.S. hosts are in the spotlight, doing their best to paper over tension surrounding the event’s guest list and convince attendees they are doing enough on investment, climate and migration. With much of the Latin American press remaining focused on no-shows from Mexico and others, the Biden administration seemed to have carefully honed its messaging on the controversy over the decision not to invite leaders from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela—and on pitching the deliverables they have prepared for the event. On Wednesday, Jake...

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