The death of Venezuela President Hugo Chavez on March 5th may ALSO spell the end of Communism is Cuba, because Chavez supported the Castro regime in a way that Venezuela–itself having money problems–cannot really afford, and Chavez’s replacement, probably Nicolás Maduro, may not be willing to do the same.

Venezuela sold Cuba more than 100,000 barrels of oil a day provided at reduced prices–oil they could easily have sold elsewhere for much more. In fact, Cuba received so much oil that it is believed to REsell 40% of it.
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