I would argue that Pres BO is totally indifferent about Latin America.
Let's start with Colombia, a nation that has recovered from almost 20 years of mindless violence and brutal cartels.
Pres Santos has created a little controversy with his decision to negotiate with the guerrillas. Colombians are naturally outraged because FARC is a terrorist organization.
Let's go to Venezuela, a nation about to hold elections in a few weeks. There are very serious concerns that President Chavez will play games with the elections and throw the country into chaos.
Venezuela matters for three reasons:
1) It is an oil country;
2) Chavez has opened very serious contacts with Iran; and,
3) It has an important geographic position.
Therefore, it is essential that the Obama administration takes a clear policy about Venezuela and will defend the integrity of the elections. I agree with Ray Walser with this.
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