Venezuela Would Welcome Hamas Leaders “with pleasure”
Hugo’s been networking, not only with Iran, but also with Hamas:
Venezuela’s vice president said Monday his country would welcome leaders from Hamas “with pleasure” if they visit the country as part of a South American tour following their victory in Palestinian elections.
Asked if the Venezuelan government would receive the Islamic militant group, Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel told reporters: “Of course we will. What is the problem?”
According to another article, The president of the Majlis, the Iranian parliament, is meeting with Hugo today (emphasis mine)
After the visit to Venezuela, Iran’s main ally in Latin America and within Opec, the Iranian delegation is set to travel to Cuba, Brazil and Uruguay.
On a related subject, a WSJ article on another one of those referred to as a-charismatic-leader-helping-the-poor-offering-free-health-care-education-adult-literacy-and-job-training-initiatives-that-help-millions-of-[insert country name here]: 10 Months in the Bahamas: How Castro stretches his tyranny to other shores
The real problem is that the Bahamas fears Castro and the retaliation he might unleash–especially a mass refugee exodus–if the escapees are allowed to reach liberty in America. So its compromise with the dictator has been to keep the doctors separated from their families, living in what we are told is an unsanitary prison with lice-infested pigeons, abusive guards and boys up to 14 years of age in the women’s barracks.