A favorite argument of advocates of normalizing relations with the Castro regime, and particularly of removing Cuba from the "state-sponsors of terrorism" list, is that the regime purportedly no longer supports armed struggle, expansionism or revolutionary movements outside of its borders.
Yet, why are all Venezuela's top officials gathered in Cuba today to discuss the future of Venezuela?
According to Ultimas Noticias, a newspaper aligned with the government, National Assembly President (and Chavez-ally) Diosdado Cabello flew to Havana yesterday to join Chavez's handpicked successor Vice-President Nicolas Maduro and other top officials.
Doesn't Venezuela govern Venezuela?
Moreover, why is there a Cuban military presence in Venezuela led by General Leonardo Ramón Andollo Valdés, Deputy Chairman of Castro's Joint Chief of Staff?
This presence is composed of at least 4,500 infantry soldiers with batallions stationed in geographically strategic locations to even intercept movements by Venezuela's own military.
Moreover, Castro's military is in charge of all intelligence and counter-intelligence operations in Venezuela.
Isn't that interventionism?
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