Hugo Chavez will now continue to rule Venezuela - following the guidance of his good friend Fidel Castro – and the United States will continue to ignore him. Or will they?
Via NewsMax, George Putnum relates the warnings of Washington Times journalist, Frank Gaffney Jr. regarding the rise of the radical anti-American left in Latin America.:
Gaffney points to the emergence of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as the oil-rich heir to Fidel Castro's revolutionary ambitions. With Chavez's money and Castro's coaching, these core leftists are seeking power through the ballot box and then using it to destroy constitutional processes.
We have paid scant attention as Bolivia and Argentina have moved squarely into the Chavez-Castro orbit. And two other targets are Peru and Ecuador. The region's largest country, Brazil, is in the hands of Castro's ally, Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva.
Among other things, this sinister cabal is poised to return Nicaragua to the longtime authoritarian Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas. The only bright light has been the election of Felipe Calderon. But, as Gaffney warns, Calderon must not support or restore to office Fox's first foreign minister, Jorge Castaneda.
Castaneda personally engineered closer ties to the Castro apparatus in Cuba, encouraged the narco-terrorists in Colombia, and strove to re-establish Danny Ortega and his Sandinistas in Nicaragua.
Castaneda is tightly tied to Dr. Robert Pastor who was executive director of the Linowitz Commission and is credited with negotiating a treaty to turn over the Panama Canal to Panama. Pastor co-authored a 1989 book with his longtime friend, Castaneda, who began his career as a member of the Mexican Communist Party. And it was Castaneda who published the admiring biography of the revolutionary hero Che Guevara.
Pastor argued in a Council on Foreign Affairs paper — "North America's Second Decade" — that the U.S. would benefit by giving up its national sovereignty. He wrote that countries are benefited when they change their international sovereignty policies. And Pastor has referred to North America as a "bully that needs to be restrained."
These are the people — Chavez, Castro, Castaneda, Pastor — the whole cabal, who would convert pro-U.S. neighbors throughout Latin America.
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