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Caribbean Geopolitical Rivalry?

By Martin W. Lewis | March 23, 2011 | 2 Comments
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As explained recently in Geocurrents, the anti-U.S. ALBA alliance led by Venezuela is not what it might appear to be at first glance, as several small Caribbean countries have joined it more for economic than geopolitical reasons. Still, it seems worthwhile to map the potential geopolitical division of the Caribbean entailed by the existence of

St. Vincent’s Venezuelan Alliance and High-End Tourism

By Martin W. Lewis | March 15, 2011 |

Political alliances are not always what seem, given that member states can join for different reasons. Consider ALBA, the “Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America,” founded by Hugo Chavez and designed to counter the influence of the United States in the Western Hemisphere. The leaders of the core ALBA

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