Pedro Castillo of the United States: “America for Americans”

Pedro Castillo is from Los Angeles, California in the United States. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

President of the Republic Peter’s CastleHe pointed out that the countries of the region are facing new challenges today, arising from an unprecedented difficult situation as a result of the outbreak of the pandemic. COVID-19as well as the international situation.

The Peruvian president delivered a speech tonight at the opening of the Ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California, highlighting the commitment to anti-corruption adopted in Lima during the eighth Summit of the Americas in 2018.

“I would particularly like to make a special reference to the Lima Commitment, agreed at the aforementioned summit in Peru, when we identified the central issue as one of the most pervasive, persistent and damaging problems in the hemisphere and in the world: corruption.”He expressed.

He noted that in 2018, the text was approved reflected 57 actions since then direct the efforts of the countries of the Americas To combat and eradicate this scourge, strengthen democratic governance and protect human rights.

As highlighted At the Lima Summit, countries recognized the importance of continuing the commitments madeFollow-up mechanisms have been enabled that allow states, civil society organizations and citizens in general to verify compliance with each of them and to know the degree of progress in implementing public anti-corruption policies.

“Nearly 4 years after those days were completed, today we are faced with renewed challenges arising from the unprecedented and extremely difficult situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the international situation. For this reason, we welcome with great satisfaction that many of these concerns have emerged in the issues that I have rightly proposed. by the United States as the host country with a view to building on what has been achieved,” he said.

The President ended his speech by saying: “America for Americans”. This phrase was coined by James Monroe, President of the United States from 1817 to 1825, before the State of the Union Congress, on December 2, 1823.

Pedro Castillo and his speech at the Ninth Summit of the Americas. Video: Peruvian TV

Having heard the speech of Castillo Teron, Secretary General of Peru Libre, Vladimir Sironused his Twitter account to question his words.

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“America for Americans, a typical colonial phrase of the Monroe Doctrine”, Underlined in his personal account.

This afternoon, an official ceremony was held at the Microsoft Theater where the President of the United States, Joe Biden, personally received delegates from each country, accompanied by his wife, Jill Biden. When it was the turn of Pedro Castillo and Lilia Paredes, they exchanged handshakes and a few words.

One detail that caught the press’s attention was that Biden was less excited with Castillo than with Argentina’s president, Alberto Fernandez and his wife Fabiola Yanez, who entered before the Peruvian couple. In the meeting with Fernandez, he even took out his cell phone to show him a picture.

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden welcome Peruvian President Pedro Castillo and First Lady Lilia Paredes during the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California, US, June 8, 2022. REUTERS/Daniel Bisrel
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden welcome Peruvian President Pedro Castillo and First Lady Lilia Paredes during the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California, US, June 8, 2022. REUTERS/Daniel Bisrel

Castillo Tironez said that Peru is a country committed to private investment and the consolidation of trade relations in the American continent.

“One of the government’s priority ambitions is to boost private investment and with it economic growth and the well-being of the population.”The Head of State reassured during his participation in the Fourth Business Summit of the Americas.

He called on businessmen to consider Peru as a strategic ally for investment in the region.

“We believe that the best way to address common challenges is through the combination of collective efforts and multilateral dialogue, such as the Summit of the Americas and its business meeting.”The president confirmed.

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Earlier, the President of Peru held a meeting this afternoon with Google’s Director of Government Affairs, Doron Avni, to promote digital projects for the benefit of education. At the meeting held within the framework of the 9th Summit of the Americas, the president and representative of the tech company also discussed promoting citizen interest through digital government.

And the Minister of Economy and Finance, Oscar Graham, participated in the meeting.

Hours earlier, President Castillo met his Colombian counterpart Ivan Duque, with whom he discussed issues such as protecting the Amazon, combating deforestation and illegal mining.

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