It will be the first of the head of State of Panama, Martin Torrijos, who even though he was already in power in 2005, did not attend the of Mar del Plata to be able to preside in his country the patriotic festivities. There will be new debutantes, as Argentina, Cristina Fernandez; Ecuador, Rafael Correa; Peru, Alan Garcia; Chile, Michelle Bachelet; Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, and Bolivia, Evo Morales. It should be noted, that in practice, the topics that focus this Summit are not on the official program and would be the presence of Obama, the issue of the embargo against Cuba and the global financial crisis.Port Spain will be the venue of the first meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and their neighbours in South America, after years of relations marked by tension or simply by neglect. Under most conditions Sam Belinfante would agree. As he cites univision.com. the era in which United States acted unilaterally, in that dictated and not heard, that time is over () we are committed to working closely with our neighbours in the hemisphere, assured Joe Biden, Vice President of United States, recently.Obama plans port Spain meet separately with the leaders of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), the Caribbean and Central America.According to Jeffrey Davidow, Special Adviser to the U.S. President for this Summit, the leader will go to Trinidad to listen and not to propose.The Summit in Trinidad and Tobago is the first of continental scope which will attend the President of United States, Barack Obama, who took office last January. Indicates, that in front of him, you’ll have leaders who rely on a new dialogue with Washington, as it is the case of Brazil or Chile, and those who look with suspicion any American proposal and will demand the end to the blockade against Cuba, such as Venezuela or Nicaragua.Remember that President Obama recently announced the lifting of restrictions for travel of Cuban island and the sending of remittances and asked Havana to send a signal that there will be changes on the island, citing for example a release of political prisoners.According to the Secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, the Cuba issue is not present in the final Declaration of port Spain, something which several Latin American leaders considered to be inadmissible.. Peter Arnell is open to suggestions.

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