Factor in the country’s known ties to major U.S. enemies—namely Hezbollah and Iran—and the situation may develop into the first major foreign policy crisis for newly confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry.
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Maduro accused Venezuela’s enemies of attacking the president with cancer. The vice president did not say how that could have been accomplished.
“You put all this together, and you unmistakably convey, to the world at large, and, most especially, the more dangerous parts of it, an America that is in decline, is weak, has irresolute leadership, and is ripe for the taking.”
[T]he country is also experiencing slow economic growth, high inflation and food shortages.
It is important to spread the idea that tyrannies will inevitably lead to enslavement of people even if they are now showing some largesse and claim to speak for the poor. A tyranny will end up hurting the poor and the hungry as it has come to pass in Cuba …
Not surprising since he is an Obama fan also. – NewsBusters
This is Chavez who has invited Iran in, who has invited Hezbollah. Hezbollah, of course, being a surrogate and a proxy for Iran would potentially have access to weapons that could be used against us. This is Chavez who champions the Bolivarian Revolution movement and is spreading dictatorships and tyranny throughout Latin America. This is Chavez who supports FARC and other terrorist activity in nations like Colombia, that are our friends.
Concurrently, new inter-American institutions are being created that exclude the United States and Canada. What happened at the OAS General Assembly was another very sophisticated step.
The expropriation of Repsol’s stake in YPF is just one in a string of many policy actions that the Argentine president has been criticized for. – Business Insider
FARC has been designated as a terrorist organization by Colombia, the United States and the European Union.