Bring it on
The joke bit remains valid - after all, the summiteers passed a grand resolution calling on the US to lift its commercial embargo on the Castro regime without even making reference to the painfully obvious need for democratic change on the island.
As for predictable ...
This time around, at least one of the participants had the courage to stand up to that dangerous buffoon Huge Chavez, who has taken over as the "star" media attraction at such meetings now Fidel Castro is otherwise indisposed.
As you may have read elsewhere, King Juan Carlos of Spain did what no Latin American leader has ever dared do: he told Chavez to shut up and stop interrupting.
As the Spanish daily El Mundo said in an editorial, the monarch’s unexpected rebuke was "something that should have been said to Chavez a long time ago”.
Can’t wait for next year’s summit.