As if Obama’s policy towards the Cuban killers wasn’t enough, now he’s cozying up to Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro. The Chavista protege has attempted to maintain the policies of his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, and has doubled down on violations of human rights in the oil-rich South American country. Venezuelans now can’t even get enough toilet paper as the socialist utopia hobbles forward.
I spent time in Venezuela during the Chavez years. It’s a cesspool of violence, crime, and hardship. Chavistas are just one execution away from their communist nirvana.
The country has more easily accessible oil than anyone but possibly Saudi Arabia and Russia, but the government has wasted significant oil revenues through mismanagement and fraud. Now, Venezuela can’t even keep up with production demands as maintenance and other infrastructure spending is ignored.
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President Barack Obama met with his Venezuelan counterpart, dictator Nicolas Maduro, on Saturday in a closed-door meeting to discuss Washington’s tumultuous relationship with Caracas.
The two leaders met while they were in Panama for the annual Summit of the Americas conference.
Maduro, who rules as the head of a repressive regime in Venezuela, had earlier in the day denounced the United States’ implementation of new sanctions against Venezuelan officials.
“It was a serious and sincere encounter. We told the truth and I would say it was cordial,” said Maduro. A Venezuelan official told Reuters that the two men greeted each other in Spanish and engaged in amiable conversation.
Earlier in the day, Mr. Obama met with Raul Castro, the leader of the despotic regime in Cuba. The President is considering the withdrawing Cuba’s status as a of state-sponsor of terrorism, which would allow for the further removal of sanctions against Havana.
You’re darn right this is getting embarrassing.
President Obama seems determined to undermine the moral authority of the United States and undo decades, even centuries, of promoting freedom and human rights. It sickens me that he shows Castro, the Mullahs of Iran, and Maduro more respect than the Prime Minister of Israel.
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