[Marxism] Fwd: A Failed State in Latin America? - FPIF
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Fri Jun 10 06:00:29 MDT 2016
Although Maduro suspects that Washington is plotting a coup, the Obama
administration seems more worried of late about Venezuela becoming a
failed state than Maduro maintaining his hold on power. The Obama
administration has been quietly supporting Spanish efforts to mediate
between Maduro and the opposition-controlled parliament, and has even
been trying to rope in the Vatican, a key mover behind the Cuba détente.
No doubt Washington would prefer a more pliant partner in Caracas. But
with Venezuela one of the top five suppliers of oil to the United
States, Washington doesn’t want the country to disappear into the black
hole of chaos.
In other words, the standoff in Venezuela today is not Chile 1973 all
over again. It’s not the United States that has destabilized the Maduro
government. And Maduro is not a noble, idealistic leader, like Salvador
Allende, who is trying to take his country in a bold new direction. If
you want to see what the United States would look like after a dozen
years of Trumpismo, behold Venezuela.
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