Adios Democracy! Welcome Fidel! The Organization of American States Ends Cuba’s Suspension

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Handshakes with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, steps to alter Cuba policy, positive enthusiasm for a Leftist regime in El Salvador, and a generally apologetic tone for past U.S. misbehavior in Latin America has done little to calm the anti-American rage of the vanguard of Latin America’s Bolivarian leaders.

Ready to shred constitutional guarantees, trample individual liberties, and manipulate political systems to perpetuate power, the Bolivarian cabal argues that democratic governance must not be an issue between the U.S. and the rest of Latin America.

The latest stratagem is to permit totalitarian Cuba’s return, if it so desires, to the Organization of American States (OAS) without conditions. [Cuba was suspended in 1962 at the height of the Cold War.]

In Honduras for the annual meeting of the OAS, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton balked at giving Cuba a free pass. She linked the “fundamental values of the OAS and the Inter-American Democratic Charter to Cuba’s return” and called for a “process that would address the fundamental questions about democracy and human rights.” (more…)