Since taking office, the Joe Biden administration has implemented so-called value diplomacy that is materialized in it classifying countries in light of their political systems as well as their attitudes toward hegemony.
Some people sharing its values or those willing to sacrifice their autonomy for it are invited to form cliques with it.
All countries that it invites to attend the summits it convokes are expected to accept certain US propositions.
It causes more problems for those countries that are invited to attend the summits than those that are not since the summits and whatnots are invariably intended to isolate those countries that Washington has labeled as human rights violators, non-democratic or authoritarian. No matter what ties those countries may have with those invited.
Some major countries in Latin America have refused to accept the invitation from the US to join the Ninth Summit of the Americas it is hosting in Los Angeles, California on June 6 -- 10.
Although the summit has the theme of Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future in the Western Hemisphere Washington's propensity for labeling countries friends or foes means the participation of some invited leaders is still in doubt due to the fact that the summit has the theme of Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future in the Western Hemisphere.
Earlier this month, Mexican President Andr s Manuel L pez Obrador said that his participation will not be confirmed until the US invites every country in the hemisphere, arguing that no country should be excluded from the summit. The governments of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela will not be invited to the summit due to their human rights records, according to US officials.
Such an embarrassing state of affairs for the US over an Americas summit is rare since former US president Bill Clinton convened the first summit of the Americas in Miami, Florida in 1994.
The Joe Biden administration has been trying to persuade the Mexican president to participate in the event, and convince Argentina, Chile and Honduras not to oppose the meeting.
The US can measure other countries with its own yardstick, but it can't force other countries to accept its measurement.
If the Biden administration sends a second batch of invitations to Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela to make sure the summit can be held as scheduled, that will only be further evidence of the US administration's humiliation.