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Letter: Venezuela: Trump wants to apply the same failed policy again
Published on August 28, 2017Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

It is said that man is the only animal that collides twice with the same stone. Donald Trump, with his aggressive stance against Venezuela, is confirming this.

The blockade against Cuba, with all the economic and financial restrictions that it establishes, had its moment, we cannot deny it, but the "blocked ones" began to look for solutions. Some took a while and perhaps others still have to be improved, but thanks to the blockade, we knew who is really the enemy of Cubans, who is still the same.

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The commercial and financial blockade initially proved to be a measure aimed at creating famine, hunger and misery, prior to the armed invasion. To that extent they joined the attempt to isolate Cuba and to develop internal groups that fight against the revolution and the revolutionaries. In short, what was wanted was to create a chaotic situation in which the people stopped being next to the revolutionary government. This radicalized the Revolution.

The invasion came and was defeated. The policy of isolation, over time, had the opposite effect to the desired one and it was the United States that was finally isolated. The deficiencies were overcome and although in some areas there are possible problems, the defence of the country, the food of the people, medical care, education, culture and recreation are assured.

We could broaden this comment a little more, but I think that what Obama said on December 17, 2014, at that time president of the United States, that the policy towards Cuba in the last 50 years had been a failure, says everything.

Now President Trump, without taking into account the failures that US foreign policy has had for years and especially in Latin America, begins to use against Venezuela what did not work with Cuba.

History cannot be ignored. The one who does it is walking towards failure. It does not matter if a group of servile governments promises their support and also encourage their ignorance, in the end who will pay will be the government of Trump, who has not noticed, that the time of the "big stick" was a long time ago .

Apparently, he has not realized the internal problems facing American society, which require their full attention and a climate, in which the ordinary citizen, the one who every day has to go to his work to be able to provide a more or less decent life for his family, who is pressured by taxes, payment of mortgage or rent, payment of his children's schooling and other expenses, can live in a relative peace And do not think much about changing the system.

Dr Néstor García Iturbe
 
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