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Trump on the right side of history in confronting Latin America’s dictators......
.miamiherald ^ | 10/14/2020 | BY MARIO DIAZ-BALART

Posted on 10/15/2020 8:40:22 PM PDT by caww

The brutal regimes in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua pose a grave threat to our country’s national security interests. We must continue to consistently deny funds to these regimes, which work together to oppress their people, wreak havoc in our hemisphere and oppose U.S. interests.

The Trump administration has responded effectively to this reality, marginalizing these intertwined dictatorships while supporting humanitarian and pro-democracy efforts for the populations they oppress.

These dictatorships maintain ties with U.S. adversaries, pariah states, and terrorist organizations including Russia, Communist China, Iran and the FARC and ELN in Colombia. These regimes’ tentacles also extend well beyond their borders.

For example, Russia has sent billions in military equipment, and has shipped military “advisors,” to help Nicolas Maduro cling to power. Likewise, Communist China has invested almost $70 billion in Venezuela since 2007, while Iran has provided over $1.6 billion in loans to Cuba since 2005. Iran’s terrorist proxy organization, Hezbollah, has established cells in Venezuela and a regional base in Cuba. Iran continues to ship food and oil to sustain the Maduro regime, for which the Trump administration placed additional sanctions on the vessels’ Iranian captains.

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TOPICS: Cuba; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: cuba; dictatorships; foreignpolicy; nicaragua; russia; venezuela

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