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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mar5: #Venezuela Death of Hugo Chávez brings chance of fresh start for #Obama

#Venezuela Death of Hugo Chávez brings chance of fresh start for #Obama
Mar 5th 2013, 22:35

Guardian news ‏@guardiannews Death of Hugo Chávez brings chance of fresh start for US and Latin America http://trib.al/GZY9dyk   Expand   Reply   Retweet   Favorite  Buffer    More Death of Hugo Chávez brings chance of fresh start for US and Latin... Barack Obama could usher in a new era through rapprochement with Cuba and moves on guns, drugs and immigration The Guardian @guardian · Follow Raúl Castro, president of Cuba, right, seen in 2008 with Hugo Chávez, could be a cautious but willing partner for Barack Obama in establishing improved international relations. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images Hugo Chávez's departure furnishes Barack Obama with an opportunity to repair US ties with Venezuela, but also with other Latin American states whose relations with Washington were adversely affected by Chávez's politics of polarisation and the Bush administration's viscerally unintelligent reaction. In particular, the change of leadership in Caracas could unlock the deadlock over Cuba, if the White House can summon the requisite political will. Possibly anticipating a transition, Washington quietly engineered a diplomatic opening with Caracas last November after a lengthy standoff during which ambassadors were withdrawn. 3 mins88ITV News ‏@itvnews Venezuela's military chiefs pledge loyalty to Vice President Nicolas Maduro: http://itv.co/YM74Mj  Expand 3 mins63Rory ‏@RorynotRoy "I'm not well informed about Hugo Chavez, but maybe I can make a clever pun with his name." - most people Expand

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