Cuba has managed to build a trade relationship with socialist Venezuela by exchanging security and medical services for low cost fuel. Once a hotbed of struggle for the European powers, the Caribbean is now a bunch of isolated mini-states, many with struggling economies.
Few regions on the planet have declined in strategic relevance as dramatically as the Caribbean. Over the course of 400 years, the Caribbean Basin evolved from a key area of competition for the European powers to a geopolitically uneventful space dominated by the United States. Much like Latin America, the...
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