Panama Summit to usher in new era of inter-American relations

NYC Havana Blog

Canal de Panamá CANAL DE PANAMA

With every member country of the Organization of American States set to be present at this April’s Summit of the Americas for the first time in history, the conference will offer an unprecedented opportunity for the hemisphere to unite and tackle its most pressing issues, such as rising inequality

As the seventh Summit of the Americas – set for Panama on April 10-11 – edges ever closer, the promise that it will deliver a historic opportunity to revitalize hemispheric relations heats up.

The buzz surrounding the summit follows the White House’s shock decision in December to clear the way for détente with Cuba after more than 50 years of embargo.  This came just days after Panama revealed that it had invited Cuba to the intercontinental conference following its exclusion from the previous six.

The extraordinary development now provides the prospect that the landmark meeting in April will…

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