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Trump to attend Summit of the Americas meeting in Peru

2018-03-10 10:26:42       source:abc News

March 9, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump will attend the upcoming Summit of the Americas, putting him face-to-face with Western Hemisphere leaders, many of whom are upset by his policies toward the region, a high-ranking Peruvian official said Friday.

The regional summit next month in Peru is seen as the leading forum for projecting U.S. leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean. U.S. presidents have participated in all seven previous gatherings, but with Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric, proposal to build a wall on the Mexican border and stance on trade stirring anger throughout the region, many wondered if he would attend.

"There will be some very uncomfortable meetings there," said Christopher Sabatini, a lecturer in international relations at Columbia University.

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