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    7th of March, 2022. International News. Russia/Ukraine/Venezuela/USA

    Last updated: March 7, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    Desperate times call for desperate measures, and in this context, reports coming out of Washington are that the Biden Administration has sent diplomats to Caracas to try to woo former enemy Nicolas Maduro back into its bed. Although the Whitehouse and State Department of the United States declined to comment on the matter, multiple US officials confirmed that the trip took place on Saturday, 5th of March, 2022.

    It is unlikely that this bid will ever succeed, but if it does, it will spell significant shifts in international geopolitics. The United States has long been an opponent of Chavismo with its most daring attempt to overthrow the regime in 2019. Citing electoral fraud In 2019, under the Donald Trump Administration, Washington closed its embassy in Caracas and cut all diplomat ties with Venezuela.

    The United States that same year went as far as trying to use force to oust Maduro, but it was unsuccessful. During all of Venezuela’s trials, one man stayed by Maduro’s side: and that is Vladimir Putin. At one point, fearing a Washington sponsored military invasion was underway, Nicolas Maduro was about to board a plane and flee to Cuba. But Putin called Maduro and told him not to run, that he has his back. The invasion never happened, and Maduro and Putin’s bond of friendship forged stronger.

    Now, in light of the fact that Russia’s oil supply to the United States might be cut off due to the ongoing Russia/Ukraine war, the Biden Administration is looking for alternatives, and Venezuela appears to be a good one. For geopolitical and economic purposes, Biden wants to renew friendship with Maduro. But will Maduro ever forsake his long time friend and partner in Russia for the United States? It is highly unlikely, and that recent diplomatic visit to Caracas may well be written off as a wasted trip.

    Nicolas Maduro has not issued a statement about the US visit to Venezuela, but his silence says it all. Chavismo has long been an enemy of what the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela sometimes refer to as “United States Imperialism,” and the chances of Maduro ever becoming a US ally and forsaking his Russian partner are microscopic or nonexistent.

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