News Tip: Summit Reveals Gap Between U.S., Latin America Neighbors

A Duke professor is disappointed with the results of a recent summit involving 30 countries from the Americas

The summit of 30 countries from the Americas ended Sunday with no formal declaration or signing ceremony. A former U.S. ambassador to Venezuela, now a lecturer at Duke University, called the summit a "significant disappointment."

Patrick Duddy

Former U.S. ambassador to Venezuela; visiting senior lecturer, Center for International Studies, Duke University


"The summit was a significant disappointment. The Secret Service prostitution story was really a distraction from the real news. The real disappointment was the gap that was revealed between the United States and our Latin American neighbors on a range of issues."