March 24, 2014

Will Russia Make a Play for Latin America?

Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

The Associated Press

When Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said three weeks ago that Moscow is seeking to establish a military presence in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, many of us dismissed it as a private comment by a top official who may have had one vodka too many.

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TAGGED: Latin America, Russia


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