US News and World Report quotes Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Deputy Director Jason Marczak on what to expect from the United States and Venezuela at the Summit of the Americas in Panama:

“Maduro’s going to use the summit and use the stage to try to bolster domestic support by directly criticizing the United States and President Obama,” says Jason Marczak, deputy director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council. “He will, similar to what President [Hugo] Chavez had done at United Nations in years past, use a platform such as this to try to get international media attention around what he calls an imperialist threat to his country.”


“The countries with which we don’t have the strongest relationships with will use their platform at the summit to criticize the U.S. with regard to the Venezuela sanctions,” Marczak says. “But of course President Obama will try to move the conversation from those sanctions to this new era of cooperation and dialogue that is being laid out as part of the opening with Cuba.”

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