Appeasement DA 2 - Michigan7 2013

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Unformatted text preview: atin America at the U.S. Agency for International Development under Bush Administration, “Obama must stand firm on Venezuela” Friday, April 19, 2013 ­ 12:14 PM, http://shadow.foreignpolicy.com/taxonomy/term/4784) After an ill­advised overture to Hugo Chávez's government last November, the Obama administration has regained its footing with a strong, principled stance on Venezuela's contested election. Based on the razor­thin margin and opposition protests of irregularities, the administration has yet to recognize as the winner Vice President Nicolas Maduro, Chávez's anointed successor, and has instead supported a review of the vote count. ¶ In appearances before both the House and Senate in recent days, Secretary of State John Kerry re­affirmed that position "so that the people of Venezuela who participated in such a closely divided and important election can have the confidence that they have the legitimacy that is necessary in the government going forward."¶ He said, &quo...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2013 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Summer '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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