Bolivia's new left-leaning president signed a pact with Cuba and Venezuela on Saturday rejecting U.S.-backed free trade and promising a socialist version of regional commerce and cooperation.
Cuban authorities did not release copies of the so-called Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas signed by Bolivia's Evo Morales, so its contents were unclear.
America's enemies are closer than they appear. Castro is still a dangerous man and the fact that Chavez is in control of the world's number six oil exporter makes him equally dangerous. I'm not exactly concerned that Bolivia's new leader has joined their pact, but anytime a group of countries comes together to oppose the US, we should at least take notice.
Chavez has A LOT of pull within OPEC, and if anyone doesn't think OPEC is intentionally squeezing the West, just take a look at gas prices in Venezuela. At last check, Venezuelans were paying 12 cents a gallon. What's even more worrisome is that one of Chavez's OPEC buddies is Iran.
Could these nations be circling us like sharks? I don't know, but their comraderie certainly interests me. Personally, I don't think Castro or Chavez have the guts to do anything more than they're already doing.