Wishful Thinking v. Reality (on Cuba and Venezuela)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
This morning, Karl Vick exuded wishful thinking ("How Opening Cuba Helped Isolate Venezuela") -- via Time:

"[T]hanks to the ongoing rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, Washington is less easy to ignore, especially on matters of morality and fair play."

This afternoon, reality struck -- via AFP:

"[In response to U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan human rights violators], Ecuador's Foreign Minister warned Monday that the Southern American bloc UNASUR would not allow foreign intervention or a coup in Venezuela.

The European Union said Tuesday it has no plans to follow the U.S. lead and impose sanctions on Venezuela."