(Mark Kennedy — Postmedia News)
Harper and Obama stand firm on Cuba
Political leaders from the western hemisphere ended their summit Sunday seriously divided over the contentious issue of Cuba, as Canada and the United States blocked an attempt by Latin American nations to bring the communist Caribbean country into their fold.
The weekend summit ended frostily when the leaders of more than 30 countries failed to produce a final declaration about their work.
The reason for that failure was that the leaders were unable to reach a consensus on a key issue – the Latin American countries want Cuba to be invited to the next Summit of the Americas in three years, in Panama. Read more here.
Date: April 16, 2012