The VI Summit of the Americas ended without a joint compromise due to divisions over Cuba and Argentine claims over the Falkland Islands. Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, stated “There is no declaration because there is no consensus.”
Washington, supported by Canada, quickly stood against the widespread demands to include in the meeting’s final declaration language specifying that Cuba be present in future summits. They also did not back Argentina’s claims to the British-held Falkland Islands. This caused that the Argentine president Cristina Kirchner left the summit promptly followed by Evo Morales, President of Bolivia.
Santos ended saying that the leaders agreed to meet again in 2015 in Panama. (AV)