Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Using Cuba in Venezuela Talks

Juan Gabriel Tokatlian argues that the United States and Cuba could work together to stabilize Venezuela.


Maybe, and just for a brief window of opportunity, there is some room for a concerted, quite diplomacy between the United States and Cuba regarding Venezuela. UNASUR, the United States and Cuba all have certain legitimate national interests at stake there and not many of them are incompatible. A combination of incentives and restraints, patience and demands, political carrots and diplomatic sticks can be designed over the medium and long term. There is not a quick fix, nor a magic bullet when dealing with the Venezuelan crisis. The core issue at this moment should be respect for human rights, the establishment of a realistic political dialogue, and the commitment of all domestic parties to democratic strengthening and against authoritarianism. [emphasis mine]

I appreciate the creativity--which the Venezuela crisis could use--but something puzzles me. Cuba does not respect human rights, has no political dialogue, and is opposed to democratization. So how can it help in promoting those things in Venezuela?

Further, economically the Cuban government is desperately dependent upon the continuation of a Chavista government so it really cannot act as a neutral arbiter in any case. Its goal will be to neutralize the opposition and prop up the government.

1 comments:

Vicente Duque 12:17 PM  

Colombia may become the "sick man" of Latin America, even surpassing Venezuela !!

Colombia : Stellar Moments in Oscar Iván Zuluaga Campaign: OIZ replies firmly and decisively to rudeness, vulgarity, meanness and baseness of President Juan Manuel Santos - We do not remember a President of Colombia so devoid of Nobility, Chivalry and Greatness

Summary of Colombian Presidential Debate held on Thursday May 22, 2014:

A Colombian presidential ticket never had two men that were so rude and low as Santos and Vice president Germán Vargas Lleras treating an elected official as a "gamin" or "street ( abandoned ) child", an urchin, and even if never elected nobody should be treated as "Gamín".

Juan Manuel Santos in his villainy says that Oscar Ivan Zuluaga is a "Puppet" and OIZ retorts and replicates very seriously and firmly telling him to respect other candidates.

Juan Manuel Santos is not only coarse but a Superliar --- He denies that Zuluaga saved Colombia from Recession ( being Finance Minister ) while the Rest of the World was in great trouble.

And Oscar Ivan retorts back with pride: "You are in pain, because I was so cataloged inernationally, I was minister during the worst time of global recession and saved Colombia from great economic pain."

Juan Manuel Santos is violating the separation of powers and becomes Prosecutor and Judge against Andrés Sepúlveda condemning this man as "Delinquent", "Offender", "Criminal" and "Hacker" and hints that OIZ and his friends are criminals and hackers .

No one has proven that Sepulveda is a hacker or criminal. That's up to justice and not the president.

Santos has been continuously violating the Constitution and laws, to give Heaven and Earth to FARC Narcos and terrorists.

Santos wants to be reelected with the help of FARC BOMBS in populated places, FARC using Kids as Bombs ( they died in the process ! ), FARC plants field Explosive Mines, booby traps, and recruits children to throw them against the Colombian Army while FARC leaders take shelter behind to be out of danger.

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