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Summit of the Americas

The Summits of the Americas (SOA) is a series of international summit meetings bringing together the leaders of countries in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean; however, no representative from Cuba has participated.[1] The meetings provide an opportunity for discussions about a variety of issues and topics.

The summits have been organized by a number of multilateral bodies led by the Organization of American States.

In the early 1990s, what were formerly ad hoc summits came to be institutionalized into a regular "Summit of the Americas" based on the principles of democracy and free trade.[2]

  • 2015 -- 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama.
  • 2018 -- 8th Summit of the Americas in Suriname.

The summits that garnered most general public and media attention were the Quebec City and Mar del Plata events, both of which provoked very large anti-globalization and anti–Free Trade Area of the Americas protests and attendant police response.

See also



  • Twaddle, Andrew C. (2002). OCLC 48132063

External links

  • Summits of the Americas
  • The Fifth Summit of The Americas
  • Summits of the Americas Follow-up System (SISCA)
  • Follow-up and Implementation of Summits
  • Summits Virtual community (SVC)
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