Donald Trump will not attend the Summit of the Americas

Donald Trump cancels first trip to Latin America 'to deal with Syria crisis'

The earlier USA announcement that President Donald Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas to be held this week here in the Peruvian capital reflects a "low priority" for Latin America on Washington's agenda, said Peruvian analysts.

"President Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru or travel to Bogota, Colombia as originally scheduled", Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday in a statement.

The White House said Wednesday U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will attend the summit on behalf of Trump.

Peruvian President Vizcarra said he was disappointed by Trump's cancellation but added that Pence's substitution was a sign the U.S. took the regional meeting seriously.

Trump said on Monday that he was consulting with advisers on a response to a suspected chemical attack in a rebel-held town near Damascus in which 42 people were killed. "I don't like talking about timing", he said.

Trump's participation in a gathering of heads of state from across the Western Hemisphere had been expected to be tense because of his divisive rhetoric and fraught relationships with leaders such as Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Pence "will expand the regional coalition against Venezuela's dictatorship and demonstrate why the US should remain Latin America's economic partner of choice", Quintana said.

"At the president's request, the vice president will travel in his stead".

For many in Latin America, Trump's decision to skip the summit deepened the view that Trump does not care about the region.

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Maduro also took a jab at the decision by Donald Trump to not attend the summit, saying that the United States president's absence demonstrated his "disdain" for the region.

A Peruvian diplomat who asked not to be named said it might be easier for regional leaders to tackle tough issues ranging from corruption to Venezuela without Trump looming over the talks.

The wide-ranging Russian investigation being led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has also intensified in recent weeks, as have converging legal battles pertaining to Trump and his associates.

Last year, Washington bombed a Syrian government air base after a chemical weapons attack.

Hours before the White House announcement, Mr. Macri had reiterated his deep concerns about the situation in Venezuela, where Mr. But two days before the event, the embattled president cited that since Peru "had removed all the security guarantees for the Venezuelan delegation", he would stay home. And Trump's departure could actually be an opportunity for Pence and Rubio to work without all the added dynamics and distractions that come when a US president or secretary of state attends a summit.

Pence has been among the most vocal Maduro critics, and he is now expected to criticize Maduro at the summit.

Peru uninvited Maduro from the summit earlier this year as it condemned the election.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra told a press conference in Lima that he regretted that Trump was not coming, saying his presence would have been "important".

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