Cuba Watchers Eye S. American Diplomacy for Clues About Raúl’s Foreign Policy

MIAMI — Cuban President Raúl Castro was conspicuously quiet during the recent tensions between Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador in the wake of Colombian troops’ crossing into Ecuador to kill a leftist rebel leader. Other than a phone call to Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, Castro made no attempt to sound off against Bogotá’s decision to violate Ecuador’s sovereignty. Havana’s silence was surprising to some, considering the communist island’s historical ties with Colombia’s leading rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. FARC leader Raúl Reyes was killed during the March 1 assault on his jungle camp in Ecuador, about […]

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