Everything was planned so that the landing of the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, would contribute to the main bet of the United States in a summit hit by the political and diplomatic battle around the exclusions of the three dictatorships. In the different forums of the IX Summit of the Americas it is believed that Madrid is going to accept a quota of Central American refugees in what has been baptized as the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration.
However, the worsening of the crisis with Algeria caused the suspension of the trip at the last minute, in what are becoming increasingly complicated days for Albares, who this Wednesday learned from the press of the suspension of the friendship treaty between Spain and Algeria. A suspension that materialized at night with the unilateral paralysis of foreign trade between the two countries.
And while the EU called for dialogue and demanded that Algeria restore trade with Spain, Nicolás Maduro met with the Algerian president, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and both affirmed that “we must achieve a referendum on self-determination of the Sahara.”
At the same time, in Los Angeles, the continental conclave advanced in the signing of the pact, with which it is intended to mitigate the immense wave of emigrants who arrive every day at the southern border with the intention of crossing the Rio Bravo/Rio Grande at whatever price. even that of life itself. The bet is for a “safe and orderly” emigration.
Washington is preparing 645 million in aid to address a migratory flow that is not only made up of Mexicans and Central Americans. Cubans, Venezuelans and Colombians have also launched themselves in search of a better life. In the next few hours, the details of the plan will be known in the face of “irregular migration that is unacceptable”, as the US president has insisted.
“The challenges are beyond anything anyone has seen before. Countries of origin, countries of transit and countries of destination come together to assume a shared responsibility,” said Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The most striking is that four key countries in this process (Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala) have boycotted the Los Angeles Summit, none of their presidents accepted the Democratic president’s invitation. The first two in solidarity with the three dictatorships and the other two for their differences with the White House, which has punished the authoritarian traits of their governments.
Biden insisted during the first day of speeches by the leaders that his vision “is light years away” from that of his predecessor, Donald Trump, who even went so far as to bet on the construction of a wall that would separate his country from Mexico.
Precisely from the south of the Aztec country, at least 5,000 emigrants, Venezuelans and Central Americans, continue their walk.
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