Appeasement DA 2 - Michigan7 2013

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Unformatted text preview: isks legitimizing the Chavez protégé's ill­gotten hold on power and undercutting the Venezuelan democratic opposition efforts to sustain and expand its popular support. It's time the Obama administration rethink this hasty reset with Maduro . Engaging Venezuela further destabilizes the region – Chavez proves the support gets funneled to the FARC Farah 12(Douglas Farah, Senior Fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, Director at the Strategic Studies Institute, August 2012, TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME,¶ TERRORISM, AND CRIMINALIZED STATES¶ IN LATIN AMERICA: AN EMERGING¶ TIER­ONE NATIONAL SECURITY PRIORITY, http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm? pubID=1117 , PS) Following the model pioneered by Iran and Hezbollah, senior Venezuelan military and political leaders have allowed the FARC to traffic cocaine through Venezuela to West Africa, sharing in the profits. Almost every major shipment of cocaine to West Africa that U.S. law enforcement officials have been able to trace back has originated fr...
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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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