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Sanction Cuba over Venezuela
Washington Times, by Tom Rogan

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Posted By:Moritz55, 2/8/2019 1:05:19 PM

Recognizing its integral role in sustaining Nicolas Maduro´s despotic regime, the U.S. should sanction the Cuban government. There is one key element worth considering here: the fact that Cuba´s highly capable DI intelligence service remains instrumental sustaining Maduro´s authoritarianism. This concern begins with the DI´s role in supporting Maduro´s domestic intelligence service, the SEBIN.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dino Sayer, 2/9/2019 1:01:19 AM     (No. 11896933)

The sensible thing to do is to freeze all family remittances to Cuba until all Cuban government employees leave Venezuela. The new president should make an emergency declaration revoking all Cuban visas 7 giving them 7 days to leave.

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