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Mexico’s president plans regional meeting of leaders

Nov 6, 2022, 9:13 PM | Updated: Nov 7, 2022, 12:11 pm

FILE - Mexican President Andres Lopez Obrador stands at the National Palace during a welcome ceremo...

FILE - Mexican President Andres Lopez Obrador stands at the National Palace during a welcome ceremony for Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Mexico City, Sept. 20, 2022. Mexico’s president announced Nov. 7 he will host a meeting of leaders from Latin America in November 2022. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Monday he will host a meeting of leaders from Latin America this month, including most of the wave of recently elected leftists.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the presidents of Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia are coming to Mexico City.

López Obrador said he is still awaiting confirmation on whether President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil will attend the Nov. 23-25 meeting.

All of the leaders except Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso are considered left-leaning. López Obrador has expressed hopes in the past of reforming the Organization of American States, and this month’s meeting may be part of that plan.

López Obrador views the OAS as too subordinated to U.S. interests and has touted other regional bodies, like the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States as a possible alternative.

“We would also like to reform the OAS,” López Obrador said, “so that it isn’t subordinated to any country, any government, so that it isn’t in thrall to any hegemony.”

López Obrador skipped the U.S.-organized Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles in June because the leaders of Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba weren’t invited.

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