The End of Hemispheric Summitry

“Maybe this explains the schizophrenic approach to the list of invitees which excluded the president of Venezuela on the grounds of being a dictator but includes Raul Castro on those same grounds,” writes former Venezuela Presidential Chief of Staff Beatrice Rangel. “This truly is tantamount to inviting Putin to a world gathering while excluding Assad, given the patron client relationship that rules exchanges between Cuba and Venezuela.”