1. Democratic Backsliding Rocks The Summit Of The Americas Before It Begins NPR 13:55

The United States is hosting a major gathering of heads of state from the Americas, but some countries are upset President Biden has elected not to invite some leaders the White House described as “dictators.” The move led other leaders to boycott — raising questions about whether the summit can effectively address pressing challenges like migration.

This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and international correspondent Carrie Kahn.

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