Biden’s Summit of the Americas Fiasco, U.S. Firearms’ Global Impact and More

President Joe Biden speaks during the opening plenary session of the Summit of the Americas, in Los Angeles, June 9, 2022 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
President Joe Biden speaks during the opening plenary session of the Summit of the Americas, in Los Angeles, June 9, 2022 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).

This week’s Summit of the Americas, hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden in Los Angeles, would have been a challenging affair under the best of circumstances, given the wide-ranging crises the hemisphere faces. But poor planning by the Biden team and the region’s changing political landscape combined to make the summit a diplomatic fiasco. The run-up to the gathering was dominated by a controversy over the guest list, amid rumors that Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua would not be invited due to their nondemocratic governments. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, or AMLO, along with several Caribbean leaders threatened to boycott, […]

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