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Panama: Days of US 'meddling' in Latin American politics are past - Obama00:41

Panama: Days of US 'meddling' in Latin American politics are past - Obama

Panama, Panama City
April 11, 2015 at 07:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

The days of the United States "meddling" in Latin American affairs are a subject of the past, US President Barack Obama said in Panama City, Friday, as he was speaking at the Forum of Civil Society and Social Actors on the side-lines of the seventh Summit of the Americas.

The Forum of Civil Society and Social Actors is meant to be a forum for an inter-state dialogue and consultation on issues around civil society between participating countries. However the summit was overshadowed by tensions between the US and Venezuela, as Obama declared Venezuela a national security threat in March.

More than 2,000 delegates from unions, social movements, indigenous groups and other organisations from across Latin America attended a counter-summit - the People's Summit - where Bolivian President Evo Morales expressed his support for Cuba and Venezuela, denouncing US ambitions and intervention in Latin America.

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The days of the United States "meddling" in Latin American affairs are a subject of the past, US President Barack Obama said in Panama City, Friday, as he was speaking at the Forum of Civil Society and Social Actors on the side-lines of the seventh Summit of the Americas.

The Forum of Civil Society and Social Actors is meant to be a forum for an inter-state dialogue and consultation on issues around civil society between participating countries. However the summit was overshadowed by tensions between the US and Venezuela, as Obama declared Venezuela a national security threat in March.

More than 2,000 delegates from unions, social movements, indigenous groups and other organisations from across Latin America attended a counter-summit - the People's Summit - where Bolivian President Evo Morales expressed his support for Cuba and Venezuela, denouncing US ambitions and intervention in Latin America.

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