Organisation of American States decides to readmit Cuba

This piece of news was reported in today’s Guardian. It could mark a sea change in relations between the U.S. and the rest of the Americas and was, at the very least, a bold move by the Latin American governments.

Ironically, it was thanks to the Bush Administration’s treatment of the region that the Left found its voice again. For the most part, Bush ignored Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). When he did focus on the region, he was perceived as heavy handed.

With Cuba providing his inspiration, President Chavez of Venezuela dared to cock a snook at the US. Other countries (Bolivia, Nicaragua, Honduras) have since followed suit, while Brazil is challenging America’s hegemony throughout the hemisphere.

If the US has only itself to blame for this latest development, it will be interesting to see how the situation plays out. Although most Americans may not even hear about the decision, the news is bound to be covered widely in LAC.

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