Appeasement DA 2 - Michigan7 2013

Strongstanceagainstvenezuelanowdemonstratesresolve

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Unformatted text preview: nezuelan officials’ anger over Samantha Powers’ comments to the UN regarding human rights in the South American country. However, with over 500 American firms operating or represented in Venezuela, it is unlikely the freeze in relations between the two countries will have an impact on commercial ties. Venezuela, despite previous threats to cut off supply to the United States, remains one of the top oil suppliers to the United States. There is a degree of interdependence that even heated rhetoric by public officials cannot break. Venezuela and US ties strained­ Snowden and Samantha Power Munoz 7­23(Boris Munoz, The New Yorker, July 23 2013, Venezuela’s View of the Snowden Affair, http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/07/venezuelas­view­of­the­snowden­affair.html,PS) The fragile truce was broken when Obama’s nominee for United Nations ambassador, Samantha Power, promised before a Senate committee last Wednesday that she would stand up against “repressive regimes” and “the crackdown on civil society being carried out in countries like Cuba, Iran, Russ...
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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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