In the opinion of the chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, President Hugo Chávez’s government is “providing so much support for Cuba” that “if we manage to stop this support from Venezuela, it would have a big effect,” regarding the situation prevailing in Cuba. One of Mack’s goals is that the House of Representatives will address the issue as soon as possible
Republican Congressman Connie Mack (R-FL) said on Thursday that one of his goals for the legislative session that began this week is to get Venezuela included on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
The chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere told The Associated Press that the fact of getting Venezuela included on the list would also be an important element in the US policy toward Cuba.
"Venezuela is providing so much support to Cuba that if we manage to stop this support from Venezuela, it would have a big effect and would change the situation prevailing in Cuba," he said.
Mack considers that the United States should report to the Organization of American States (OAS) Venezuela's violation of the Inter-American Democratic Charter because it is the "only existing process." However, he admitted that the multilateral organization is "a joke" because it lacks "a legitimate role."
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."