Expulsions demonstrate continued tension between Venezuela and U.S.

Posted on October 3, 2013 • Filed under: Conflicts, Politics, United States, Venezuela

Washingtontimes.com reported that Tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats by Venezuela and the United States this week show there has been little thawing in the tense relations between the two nations — more than six months after the death of outspoken Washington critic President Hugo Chavez and a week after President Obama was willing to talk by phone with Iran’s new president.

Despite the recent U.S. overtures to other hostile regimes, the gap between Washington and Caracas may simply be too vast for the administration to bridge, particularly since Venezuela’s internal economic and political realities appear to have created a situation in which new President Nicolas Maduro finds it more beneficial to pursue confrontation than reconciliation with the United States. Read Article

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