The recent Summit of the Americas, which included Cuba for the first time, was a good bridge building exercise, but Venezuela appears keen to assume Cuba's former status as exile

"It is a tyrannical and imperial order and it pushes us back to the darkest days of the relationship between the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean".

In the past, you would have been forgiven for thinking that these were comments made by the Cuban government; they were in fact made by the Venezuelan government in March 2015.

They were made in response to steps taken by President Obama who had issued an executive order declaring the South American state a threat to US national security.

A month later, both presidents attended the seventh Summit of the Americas, which was hel...

Jean-Yves Gilg
Solicitors Journal

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