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U.S. Seems to Think Same Low-Grade Agreement Unveiled in Asia is Going to Roll Back Chinese Economic Gains in LatAm

Apu GOMES / AFP

President Joe Biden’s latest effort to get the United States re-engaged in the Global South fell flat when Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced he would boycott the Summit of the Americas that opened on Monday in Los Angeles.

President Obrador was upset with the White House’s decision not to invite U.S. rivals Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Cuba because they are not democratic. But it doesn’t appear that the Mexican leader will miss very much, at least in terms of trade discussions involving the U.S.

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