Summit of the Americas

New realities

Print edition : May 15, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro shake hands before the inauguration of the Summit of the Americas in Panama City on April 10. Photo: PANAMANIAN PRESIDENCY/NYT

Raul Castro and other leaders listen to Barack Obama during the opening plenary of the summit on April 11. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela during the "family photograph" session at the summit. Photo: Arnulfo Franco/AP

A child holds a leaflet demanding the repeal of U.S. sanctions against Venezuela, at a monument in Panama City to victims of the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama. Photo: Ramon Espinosa/AP

The Summit of the Americas in Panama City sees the United States and Cuba warming up to each other, but the opposition to the U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and the absence of a summit declaration point to the isolation of the U.S. within the grouping.
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