Hare in AFP on Venezuela and Cuba

February 5, 2019

Amb. Paul Webster Hare, Senior Lecturer at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was recently interviewed for a widely-syndicated article on what the ongoing crisis in Venezuela means for Cuba. 

Hare was quoted in a February 5, 2019 article by AFP entitled “Cuba’s Support to Venezuela in Washington’s Sights.

From the text of the article:

“Cuba has won more in this alliance than Venezuela,” said Paul Webster Hare, a former British ambassador who has lived in both countries and is now a professor at Boston University.

“I do not think there are two other countries in the world with governments as intertwined as those of Cuba and Venezuela,” he said.”There are reports that Nicolas Maduro receives daily briefings from the Cuban secret service.”

The loss of Venezuelan oil would weaken a Cuban economy already at half-mast, but, with the drop in shipments in recent years, the island is prepared for it, explains Paul Hare, and “began looking for alternative suppliers of oil: Russia, Iran and other countries “like Algeria.”

Amb. Hare teaches classes at Boston University on Diplomatic Practice, Arms Control, Intercultural Communication and on Cuba in Transition. His novel, “Moncada – A Cuban Story”, set in modern Cuba, was published in May 2010. His book “Making Diplomacy Work; Intelligent Innovation for the Modern World.’ was published in early 2015.

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