US Targets Venezuela First, Cuba Next, says WSJ

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HAVANA TIMESThe Wall Street Journal is reporting the US-backed effort to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is just the first step in the Trump administration’s plan to reshape Latin America—with Cuba next on its radar, reports Democracy Now on Friday.

According to the report, the US is planning to announce new measures against Cuba in the coming weeks, including new sanctions and restoring Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. The moves could severely hamper foreign investment into the country.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the US then plans to target Daniel Ortega’s regime in Nicaragua.

In November, national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the three nations the “troika of tyranny.” Last week, Vice President Mike Pence said that President Trump is “not a fan” of U.S. interventions abroad, except for in “this hemisphere.”

 



11 thoughts on “US Targets Venezuela First, Cuba Next, says WSJ

  • That would be great if cubans after 60 years of misery, lack of freedom, and repression become free.

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    • Do you mean the ones in exile in the US and the 1000s of Americans who are not free to travel to that beautiful island with the most genuine, caring human beings? Freedom in the US is a hoax. Neither country is perfect and there is a lot to complain about in Cuba but don’t believe the BS of the gov’t.

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  • Its not up to the U.S to interfere with a sovereign country like Cuba or reshape Latin America. Right now the U.S is being run by a psychotic white nationalist who is surrounded by equally deranged individuals such as John Bolton(Cuba has nuclear weapons of mass destruction), Marco Rubio, and war criminal Elliot Abrams. If the U.S ever militarily attacked Cuba without provocation, I and many other Americans would root for Cuba.

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    • Curt, I am Canadian and we completely agree with you! We are much more concerned about Trump and what he is doing to the world than we are about Cuba!

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    • Thank you for your post. The true story here is that the Trump administration does everything it can to deflect attention from what’s really going on in the US. The current administration does not have the support of the real American people and Trump is grasping at straws to remain relevant to his demented supporters. I doubt that Trump and his current administration can even locate Venezuela or Cuba on a global map. I personally am looking forward to the upcoming Presidential elections. The struggle is real!

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  • No nation is free on this planet! America’s just carrying out the Babylonian or luciferian agenda. Kill as many as possible! Blood sacrifice and genocide! The same as all other luciferian Empires before them.

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  • I lived in Cuba for 4 years as a foreigner and I can state unequivocally that it’s a stealing pile of shit that will never ever ever change without intervention from abroad. Cubans are scared shitless of their government and will never ever ever do anything against the tyranny there. As long as grupo gaviota rules the island nothing will ever change their. All Cubans born after 1959 want their government to go away. All Cubans born in the 1980s or later just want to leave the island and don’t look back. I think Donald Trump is a moron and an idiot, but I wish he would invade Cuba so Cubans can finally live life in this Millenium and not be perpetually stuck in 1959.

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    • You really think invading a sovereign nation that has never been a threat to the U.S is okay? What a moron!

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  • Some people dislike the current Cuban Government. That’s fair enough.
    Unfortunately, for some people, this dislike leads them to advocate violence and bloodshed.
    It’s sad when people tap on their keyboards advocating the spilling of blood due to their political opinions. They do not offer up their own blood, but they wish to spill the blood of people they don’t even know.
    Sad.

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  • Regime change is a risky and expensive business. Only a fool believes otherwise . . .

    It seems Canada is in for regime change in Venezuela. Though in one of history’s ironies, Justin Trudeau could be a son of Fidel.

    https://goo.gl/images/vDpHtR

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  • I oppose the Trump administration in almost every way. But if he can peacefully nudge Cuba and Nicaragua towards a more democratic style of government, I would hold my nose and support such a move.

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