The New York Times | 2/24/2010 12:00:00 AM
Regional Group leaves out U.S. and Canada
Feb 24--Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean agreed Tuesday to form a new regional group that brings Cuba into the fold but excludes Canada and the United States.
But by creating the new group, President Felipe Calderón of Mexico could claim a diplomatic success. “We will strengthen our voice in the concert of nations through this new mechanism, to become protagonists and no longer mere spectators of what happens in the world,” Mr. Calderón said as the meeting of 32 heads of state closed.
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