Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Trump cancels Latin America trip, cites Syria concerns

April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he had cancelled his first visit to Latin America to focus on the unfolding situation in Syria.

Trump was scheduled to attend the eighth Summit of the Americans in Lima, Peru on  Friday and Saturday before continuing on to Bogota, Colombia on Sunday. Vice President Mike Pence will attend the summit in Trump’s place, the White House announced. The president’s daughter, Ivanka, will also attend to defend “women’s place in the economy of the region,” according to a high-ranking official.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president cancelled the trip in order to supervise U.S. handling of the situation in Syria, given that Washington is evaluating a possible military reaction to the alleged chemical attack on Saturday in Duma, attributed to the Russia-backed government.

“Trump’s dropping out of the Lima summit is an appalling demonstration of disrespect for Latin America,” Richard E. Feinberg, a senior Latin America fellow at the Brookings Institution, told The New York Times. “This has to be seen in the context of a president who has been ranting and railing against Latin America continually for the last several years.”

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, September 25
Costa Rica
5528 views
Costa Rica
5528 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, September 25

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 25, 2020

Costa Rica announced 17 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 812, according to official data…

Authorities tell Ponderosa Adventure Park to stop animal reproduction, feeding tours, selfies
Animal welfare
12 views
Animal welfare
12 views

Authorities tell Ponderosa Adventure Park to stop animal reproduction, feeding tours, selfies

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 25, 2020

The National System of Conservation Areas, part of the Environment Ministry, has informed Ponderosa Adventure Park in Guanacaste that it…

FIFA suspends Trinidad and Tobago
FIFA
2592 views
FIFA
2592 views

FIFA suspends Trinidad and Tobago

The Tico Times - September 25, 2020

FIFA suspended Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday for "grave violations" of its statutes following a local court challenge to its…