July 5, 2022

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Miserliness at the exclusive Biden summit - Juventud Rebeldi

Miserliness at the exclusive Biden summit – Juventud Rebeldi

Two and a half years after the pandemic that has so far killed 2,700,000 Latin Americans and the Caribbean (40 percent of the world’s COVID-19 deaths), the United States is taking advantage of the platform President Biden has built for himself in Los Angeles under the so-called 9na. Summit of the Americas announced with great fanfare the creation of a new Health Corps of the Americas, they say, to train 500,000 health workers in the region along with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Cuba can act as a consultant with many years of proven experience in training thousands of doctors, including several hundred from the US favelas, at the Latin American School of Medicine; And with the Henry Reeve Brigades, which accompanied our permanent medical missions in a few countries in the region, where the Cuban vaccines against COVID-19 were also distributed with more than proven effectiveness. But they lost the experience because Cuba was one of the countries that was not invited to Bidney’s publicity event.

By the way, this training will cost $ 100 million, but the northern neighbor will give only an unspecified part of this amount, and one wonders how the White House figure can be so stingy when so far this year it has allocated 53 billion dollars to arm Ukraine as the spearhead on the Russian border .

If something more ironic than the “cooperation” of the powerful isn’t enough, other tricks emerge as soon as some other details of the late “altruism” are known.

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Not to form a new powerful army of white coats Made in USAAbove all, it is about “providing more advanced skills for existing health workers (…) in research, service delivery and, to some extent, public health management”. He says information from the EFE agency published by La Jornada, which was explained by a government official who requested anonymity during a conference call; However, the same Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, emphasized this at a press conference, now recognizing the many inequalities in the region and in terms of resilience in health, giving importance to the private sector, and speaking of half a million training sessions that they would make a difference “if they were deployed effectively across all across our hemisphere to raise the basic level of health services,” they closed the case because “the president (Biden, of course) is going to tackle some of that.”

In addition, the aforementioned health authority will act as an alliance—which smells of business in the middle—and “will partner with academic institutions in the United States and throughout the region to take advantage of and expand existing training programs in the United States government and the Pan American Health Organization.”

My goodness, even my grandmother would have immediately recognized the inconvenience that, in fact, served as a “red carpet” for the arrival of President Biden, who left the secret opening, which many of the region’s leaders did not attend, three excluded by the host United States (Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, proud of being On Washington’s negative list to defend sovereignty and independence) and others with its own resolution (Mexico, Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador). Nor the president of Uruguay.

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It is noteworthy that many of the absentees are the heads of state of Central America, the main source of irregular immigration to the United States, and the transit territory, as this is supposed to be one of the items on the agenda of the Los Angeles meeting. Which was known by many as “the pinnacle of failure”.

It is worth noting that when the forum sponsored by the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, a puppet in the service of the United States, began on Wednesday, about 15,000 immigrants came in convoys to the United States, which, according to France 24, is. He had already given them a stark and tangible answer through Brian Nichols, the US Under Secretary of State for Latin America: “Borders are closed, don’t take risks.”

It is noteworthy that Nichols assured the EFE that they hope to close the Los Angeles Convention on Immigration and Protection, which involves investing resources in countries fighting irregular immigration, and anyone can consider that he passes the “ball” to third place. Since he noted in the interview that they are talking to “a large number of countries in the hemisphere and in other parts of the world” to promote opportunities, take in refugees and help vulnerable populations in their lands.

The matter is being dealt with by Vice President Kamala Harris, who has not yielded much results from her trips to the neighboring southern region.

Biden arrives with hope

Despite these flaws, Biden boasted in a tweet: I’m on my way to Los Angeles to host ninth place. Americas Summit. I look forward to working with leaders from across the Western Hemisphere to strengthen our relationships and address our core challenges, from economic prosperity and climate change to immigration and COVID-19.

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The US president arrived in Los Angeles shortly after 4:30 pm to deliver the opening address of the summit that, according to CNN, focused in part on a new economic plan for the region; However, the TV station gave an interview to Marcelo Guigal, a former director of economic policy at the World Bank and today a professor at Georgetown University, who said he saw no hope of a deal that would pull the region out of economic turmoil.

The TV network confirmed that Biden will announce the so-called “Association of the Americas” that will focus on five issues, including economic recovery, investment mobilization, supply chains, clean energy and trade”, all in the hope of strengthening American partnerships in a region that many American leaders have accused ignoring it.”

To follow this meeting closely, we’ll see what the people of Latin America and the Caribbean have to say. We will keep you updated.