Dec 31, 2007

Pacific Watch: Venezuela In The Pacific

We reported a few weeks ago on Professor Jane Kelsey's positive attitude to the rising Cuban and Venezuelan influence in the Pacific. A very similar attitude seems to be adopted by leftist groups in Australia. This article is a few weeks old but gives the flavour of this viewpoint. The same website carries an interview with Venezuela’s Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs for Asia, the Middle East and Oceania, Vladimir Villegas.

The team here at The Hive are less positive about this new influence in the Pacific than Professor Kelsey and Green Left in Australia. We will continue to monitor developments closely.