Roberto Pocaterra Venezuela Pierce// Trump and Castro may meet at Summit of the Americas during U.S. leader's first visit to Latin America - EntornoInteligente

Entornointeligente.com / President Trump?s top aides have advised him not to shake hands with Cuban dictator Raúl Castro at the Summit of the Americas, which starts April 13 in Lima, Peru. But don?t bet that Trump will follow the script.

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Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro, one of the summit?s organizers, told me that an encounter between the two presidents will be ?inevitable.? Trump and Castro will be in the same room several times during the 34-country summit, in which leaders from across the hemisphere will be meeting without aides and have several coffee breaks.

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A senior administration official told McClatchy newspapers that Trump has been advised to avoid a handshake with Castro. White House officials don?t want a Trump-Castro picture to steal the show at the Summit, as the picture of former President Obama and Castro did at the previous summit three years ago.

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U.S. officials fear that a Trump-Castro picture would send the wrong signal on U.S.-Cuba relations. Trump promised in a fiery speech to Cuban exiles in Miami last year to reverse Obama?s opening to Cuba. Trump has taken some minor steps in that direction, although he has not downgraded diplomatic relations or limited U.S. flights and cruises to the island.

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