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    US considers inviting Cuban representative to Summit of the Americas

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    Aides to President Joe Biden were weighing the idea as his administration began sending out summit invites (Image: REUTERS/Stringer)

    government authorities Biden are considering inviting a Cuban representative to the Summit of the Americas hosted by the U.Ssaid a person familiar with the matter, as Washington seeks to prevent a potentially embarrassing boycott by some regional leaders.

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    Discussion focuses on allowing a Cuban presence at next month’s summit in Los Angeles below the level of the country’s president or foreign minister, but it is at an early stage and no decision has been made, the source told Reuters on Friday. -market.

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    Aides to President Joe Biden were weighing the idea as his administration began sending out summit invitations. But for now, US officials have declined to say which countries were on the list or whether the leaders of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua would be excluded.

    A growing number of leaders, including the Mexican president Andrés Manuel Lopez Obradorthreatened not to attend the summit unless all countries in the region are able to participate.

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    The prospect of no-shows at the summit risks diplomatic failure for Biden, whose advisers hope the summit, held every three or four years, will be a chance to reaffirm Washington’s commitment to a region where the country is often accused of neglect.

    It was unclear whether Communist-ruled Cuba, which participated at the head of state level in the last two summits in 2015 and 2018 and criticized Washington for conducting the June 6-10 meeting, would accept an invitation at a lower level.

    The Associated Press first reported that the idea was being considered.

    The White House and the Cuban embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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