So the issue is not whether democracy is good for the economy but whether it’s good for the people. Exclusion didn’t bring democracy and freedom to the people so maybe inclusion will. But should Cuba be included if it fails to move towards democracy? What do the Summit leaders say? What does Chavez really want? What does China think? Why did Ortega take so long to say nothing? If only the region was run by a few good leaders…forever.
Who is afraid of a little dictatorship? Some leaders are not.