Summit of the Americas: Biden urges Latin America to resolve differences in democracy

This summit is marked by the absence of some heads of state, particularly those of Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, and Honduras.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - US President Joe Biden said Wednesday, June 8, that differences could be resolved through democracy, "with mutual respect and dialogue," in his opening speech at the Summit of the Americas, an event boycotted by several regional leaders because of disagreements with Washington.

Democracy "is the essential ingredient for the future," the president declared in Los Angeles, a city home to the largest Hispanic community in the United States.

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