Talk:7th Summit of the Americas

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Obama quote[edit]

Per WP:BRD, I have removed the quote of U.S. President Obama. He is not the only Head of Government at the summit, and giving only his quote in the article gives it undue weight. Better that it be placed in the article Foreign policy of the Barack Obama administration, where it can be balanced with other actions of his presidency within the scope of foreign policy, than to have it standalone in this article.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 18:15, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Anti-American tone?[edit]

This might be written for a primarily USA audience but it is technically incorrect and an affront to the rest of the Americans on the American continent to use the word American and U.S.A. interchangeably. Even the cited article says "anti-U.S.". I strongly suggest that this be changed to "anti-U.S. tone". Rengewwj (talk) 14:20, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

What do you specifically want to change? Danotto94 (talk) 20:42, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
It complies with WP:VER and the wikilink explains it. Also see American (word):

The word can be used as both a noun and an adjective. In adjectival use, it is generally understood to mean "of or relating to the United States"; for example, "Elvis Presley was an American singer" or "the American President gave a speech today". In noun form, it generally means U.S. citizen or national. The noun is rarely used in American English to refer to people not connected to the United States.

--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 22:19, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

More specifics needed[edit]

It says "Given the pledge by ALBA member states to boycott the summit if Cuba was not invited, political controversy brewed as it transpired that Panama's government issued an invitation to the Summit." This does not seem to have been written about much elsewhere and would need to be specified better. I do not doubt the facts, but that needs a bit more substantiation because it deserves attention.

So when did ALBA members indicate to pull out if Cuba was not invited and in what form did they state that to whom? To Panama as host, in a diplomatic cable, in person, by letter? And when precisely was that?

As this had a 3 year lead-up (that we know of), it is not insignificant. On the 2012 summit in Cartagena re-admission of Cuba was brought up (as was legalization of marijuana) but the US did not accept that and President Obama departed without signing the conference paper. (The press was distracted with that story about ladies of the night not being paid by security detail.)

I am missing something about the usual summit conference paper with participants' signatures from 2015. Were conclusions reached on anything? If there was no paper, then that needs to be stated instead.

58.174.224.4 (talk) 05:14, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

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