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Obama’s State Department Takes Cues from Right-Wing Cubans on Venezuela | North American Congress on Latin America

One sign of just how much Obama’s State Department has become indistinguishable from that of the Bush era is that on Venezuela-related matters it now takes its cues from right-wing Cubans. Last week the State Department announced that it would declare Venezuela’s Consul General in Miami, Livia Acosta, persona non grata and that she had 72 hours to leave the United States. While no official reason was given (and none is required by the rules of the diplomatic game), it was clear that her expulsion was in response to a so-called “documentary” that the right-wing Spanish-language TV channel Univision aired a few weeks ago, which claimed that in 2007 Acosta was involved in a plan to launch a cyber-attack on the United States, in which U.S. government institutions and U.S. nuclear facilities would be targeted.

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