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Thu Dec 18, 2014, 10:53 PM

Venezuelan President Calls Obama’s Outreach to Cuba ‘Courageous’

Venezuelan President Calls Obama’s Outreach to Cuba ‘Courageous’
David Stout @david_m_stout
2:01 AM ET

Cuba’s staunch Latin American ally approves of the renewal of diplomatic relations between the old foes

U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba was nothing short of “courageous,” according to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Following dual announcements in Washington and Havana on Wednesday, the Venezuelan head of state openly lauded the new chapter in American-Cuba relations during a trade summit in Argentina’s southern city of Paraná.

“You have to recognize the gesture of Barack Obama, a gesture that is courageous and necessary,” said Maduro, according to Reuters.

Caracas has been one of the most outspoken supporters of Cuba since late President Hugo Chávez first rose to power in the country during the late 1990s.

http://time.com/3639485/venezuela-cuba-obama-diplomatic-relations/

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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 01:37 AM

1. Wow! That's the same word that Jimmy Carter used to describe Obama's actions on Cuba

Nice to see agreement on the world stage.

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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 06:19 PM

2. And this just coming a few days after he held an "anti imperialist" protest

 

I believe he even invited Chavistas to burn their US visas. Maduro and his cronies are getting more and more isolated every day. Supposedly the negotiations between the USA and Cuba started some 18 months ago, more or less around the time Maduro was elected. Guess Raúl realized that the nincompoop was gonna lead Venezuela down the drain, so now he's looking for alternative sources of revenue/trade.

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