Posted BY: Shelby Talcott
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will not attend the Summit of the Americas later this week, he confirmed Monday.
The event is hosted by President Joe Biden and will in part focus on the migration crisis. Lopez Obrador previously threatened to boycott the event if the Biden administration excluded Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, according to Reuters.
Shortly after the administration confirmed the three governments would not be on the invite list, Lopez Obrador announced his plans to officially skip the event. The Mexican president specifically cited Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua’s exclusion as his reason, according to the Associated Press.