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E.U.- Latin America Summit was a failure due to Europe´s deep crisis.

Segregation.- The democratic President of Honduras, Mr. Porfirio Lobo was not allowed by Venezuela and southamerican "bolivarian" allies to participate in the EU-Latin America Summit.

MADRID — José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, on Tuesday closed a meeting here between European and Latin American leaders by saluting the fact that Spain, the host nation, had made “every effort for this success.”

However, and despite progress in trade talks and pledges to strengthen cooperation on issues like immigration and fighting drug trafficking, the E.U.-Latin America summit meeting was far from the showpiece that José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the Spanish prime minister, had envisaged. That is mainly because Europe is in a hopeless situation: the economical crisis in Greece, Spain, Portugal and other countries, the malfuncion of the European Union to solve it, its growing unemployment, the lack of international leadership, its isolation and selfishness, etc.. It does not help that Latin America´s advocate in Europe is “mother” Spain, which is also in great economical trouble.

Earlier this year Mr. Zapatero suffered a rebuff when President Barack Obama decided to call off a planned E.U.-U.S. meeting scheduled to be held in Spain. READ MORE HERE.

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