Heine Offers Insights on Upcoming Summit of the Americas

Ambassador Jorge Heine, Research Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, published a column in La Tercera on the upcoming Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. 

In the article, titled “La cumbre de la discordia (The summit of discord), Heine comments on the United States’ exclusion of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela from the summit. He argues that “distorting the Summit of the Americas in this way, and transforming it into a kind of ‘club of friends’ of the government in power in Washington, harms not only the region, but also the basic principles of Pan-Americanism.” Heine concludes by pondering whether the Chilean government will remain silent on this exclusion. 

The full op-ed can be read on La Tercera’s website.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007) and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more about Professor Heine on his faculty profile.