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Bush Hosts Final Three Amigos Summit
Date: Sunday, April 20 2008
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Pinning down the substance of the summit talks is just as slippery as the politics.

Bush hosts his final three amigos summit


The Canadian Press



...Pinning down the substance of the summit talks is just as slippery as the politics.



Everything from Cuban and Venezuelan leadership to carbon sequestration and food testing was mentioned during various pre-summit briefings.

"These meetings are not about announcements, per se," a senior Canadian official told reporters at a background briefing last week. "They're about giving leaders an opportunity to meet and talk to each other."



What they'll talk about depends on who you ask...



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...The most compelling news out of last year's summit in Montebello, Que., was the ham-fisted infiltration of protest lines by agents provocateurs from the Surete du Quebec police force.



But even the protest storyline appears a bit muddy for New Orleans.



An online website for summit protesters has invited one and all to its "leaderless protest."



"No matter your issue, this is the time to take a stand for what you believe in," says NOLA Protest, above sub-headings on topics ranging from the mythical NAFTA Superhighway to waterboarding to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and "global fascism."...



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