Reset: Russia Returns to Cuba (Plus: Libya asks for Russia’s help)
REPOSTED FROM LADA RAY PATREON
Russia is renewing and expanding the previously special relationship with Cuba. The new president of Cuba just visited Moscow on his first official visit outside of Latin America. Cuba is changing, albeit slowly and reluctantly. You may recall that as a very young person I worked in Cuba. I later might talk more about how strategic and important geopolitically Cuba happens to be. But today, suffice it to say, Cuba is only 90 miles away from Miami. And let’s say — HINT — the more US meddles in Ukraine, the closer Russia will be to the US.
There is a lot of economic interest too. The old infrastructure is being revived and the new built. Cuba may become a springboard to Latin America in the future.
**And a little off topic, but an interesting side-news. After the ‘wonderful’ intervention by the US and EU, Libya has been plunged into violence, rampant terrorism and destruction, and the government of Libya has been struggling to regain a modicum of control and order in the country. Following Russian successes in Syria, Libyan government, together with the new government of Italy requested Russia’s participation in the Libya peace process and reconstruction effort, despite the great anger and resistance by the West. Lavrov has been meeting with the leaders of Libya to discuss Russia’s participation.**
**ORIGINAL POST ON PATREON LINK: Reset: Russia Returns to Cuba (Lada’s Commentary)