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Unformatted text preview: d States. ¶ The US already appeased Venezuela despite actions contrary to US interests
Cardenas 614 (José R. Cárdenas, assistant administrator for Latin America at the U.S. Agency for International Development under Bush Administration, “How Not to Treat the Neighborhood Bully” Friday, June 14, 2013 3:00 PM, http://shadow.foreignpolicy.com/taxonomy/term/4784) Trying to track the course of U.S. policy toward Venezuela is enough to give one whiplash. Where a few weeks ago Barack Obama's administration appeared to take a principled stand behind opposition protests asserting that this April's presidential election to elect Hugo Chávez's successor was stolen, today it seems to have tossed the opposition overboard as it seeks to normalize relations with the disputed government of Nicolás Maduro.¶ Even as opposition leader Henrique Capriles has been traveling to regional capitals seeking support for his campaign for a clean election, someone at the State Department evidently thought it was perfect timing for a smiling, handsh...
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