Rafael Correa: Latin America Living in Consensus without Washington
Quito, April 17 (RHC) -- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa asserted that Latin America has now reached a consensus without Washington, with reference to recent events that occurred during the Summit of the Americas, in Colombia.
During an interview with CNN cable news channel at the Carondelet Presidential Palace, Correa reiterated that Cuba has been banned from this continental forum, due to pressures from countries like the United States and Canada. In addition, he explained the outcome of the Summit in Cartagena was predictable, considering that real important issues like the blockade of Cuba and the Malvinas Islands were not included in the event’s agenda.
The Ecuadorian president went on to say that one immediate action that should be taken regarding human rights at the continental level is the closure of the illegal military base at Guantánamo by the U.S.
President Correa asserted that although he respects President Obama very much and considers him a good person, he does not agree with some of his attitudes regarding international politics; adding that history has taught us about Washington’s double standards when it comes to international relations.