Obama’s move on Cuba could leave Venezuela more isolated, analysts

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File photo :Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro  (L)   is shown  in   Havana, Cuba  meet ing Fidel Castro
File photo :Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (L) is shown in Havana, Cuba meet ing Fidel Castro. Analysts say the Obama move is bound to shift geopolitical relations across the region and leave Venezuela more isolated.

The renewing of ties between Cuba and the United States complicates matters for Havana’s chief ally, Venezuela, which has been moving in the opposite direction, becoming more stridently anti-American.

While Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and leaders across Latin America are applauding Cuba’s decision to swap prisoners with the U.S. in return for easing a longstanding embargo, analysts say the news is bound to shift geopolitical relations across the region and leave Venezuela more isolated.

The restoration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the communist island nation comes days after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called thousands into the streets to protest American imperialism. Last week, Congress approved sanctions on high-level officials in Venezuela’s socialist regime.

Star Tribune

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3 responses to “Obama’s move on Cuba could leave Venezuela more isolated, analysts”

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    Oh crap … Already the political pundits are making more of this than the simple ‘help’ of opening a world to the Cuban citizens. Packs of idiots.

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