March 9, 2014

Mexico's New Friend: Castro's Cuba

Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

The Associated Press

There are many theories about why Mexico is cozying up to Cuba’s dictatorship and looking the other way as Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro brutally represses street demonstrations, but I think the most credible one can be summed up in one word — fear.

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TAGGED: Cuba, Mexico


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