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Obama in His Labyrinth

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Former Ambassador of Argentina in the United States, Jose Octavio Bordon, gave a lecture sponsored by the CARI in which highlighted the essential points for compression of the instance of conversations taken up by the United States and Cuba

Cuba and the United States concluded on Tuesday with secrecy, the third round of talks with the aim of restoring diplomatic relations. "Understanding the global issues that are beyond us does not guarantee success in national policies and local policies, ignore them guarantees failure" sentenced Jose Octavio Bordon during an academic session.

The Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI) conducted the academic session "United States and Latin America after the agreement with Cuba" by Jose Octavio Bordon in Lecture organized by the US Committee by the Committee for Latin American Affairs CARI and under the auspices of the Embassy of the United States. Before a large crowd former Ambassador of Argentina in the United States and former Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the OAS, to name some of his diplomatic experience, participated in the activity by the political analyst, journalist and historian Rosendo Fraga, during the meeting highlighted some indispensable for the understanding of the instance of conversations picked up by the US government and Cuba announced earlier this month points.

To start Bordon simplified thaw words of the architect, Ricardo Zuniga, Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the National Security Council of the United States, the new government policy toward Cuba Barack Obama who stated that the measures are lightweight because, more beyond its weight, what mattered was the statement. This step was necessary to implement stronger and deeper to further measures. Former Ambassador noted that while the wheel is important negotiations with Cuba was overshadowed by Obama's statements to Venezuela tarnishing the initial excitement about the dialogue that would end the blockade that has over 50 years on the island. "The penalty to Cuba it had to do with another issue that was the Cold War," he said, adding, "clearly was the Cold War and the dangers of armed struggle in the region". The OAS meeting of 2014 in which the rapprochement between the parties was voted was a sign of rapprochement "communication was no more sense this sanction because what motivated, rightly or wrongly, no longer exists," said diplomat.

Under a global understanding shared an overview of the international situation and major players at the moment, "the progressive deterioration of Venezuela and some willingness to change and flexible economic performance led him to consider it important to make a thaw in relationships and seek structural solutions to a country that has gained a considerable health and education but were unable to generate the amount of wealth to that more equitable distribution of wealth could work. In addition to having so much manipulation in relative price competitiveness hampered growth of the economy itself. Clearly there was a new world map where they understood that suited them this. " Also covered the situation in the US when anecdotal confirmation of the start of diplomatic relations:

"Nuclear proliferation is another Important issue and the relationship Hence it With Iran. They worked a lot on this subject in a different framework with high expectations in the Arab Spring and suddenly, with the Arab Spring, appearances all these conflicts with yihaditas, Sunnis, the conflict in Syria, etc., so look through dialogue with Iran to avoid a race that could ignite the area, because it is also Israel, Pakistan, India. It can be a string of serious conflicts. the dialogue is always a complicated chain where the roadside is the possibility of failure. In between come the second midterm elections meant, for many reasons, a defeat for the president's party.

Obama in his first steps after the election decided not to be a lame duck the last two years in office but go out with some ideas of governing. I do not think that seeks to break completely with the Congress but I'll tell you-not subordinate to an opposition Congress, I will have policies and they will have to negotiate. On the other side is telling his party I am not willing to relinquish control over the last two years in office-let's raise the flag Democrat. "In the context of this criticism from the more conservative sectors criticized him for softness and weakness in the issue with Iran and Cuba. From here the analyst chose not associate the statement to Venezuela in search of giving an image of firmness.

Almost at the end José Bordon acknowledged a "tension between Human Rights and Sovereignty, and Human Rights and Democracy, at this point emphasized that it should not act in favor of one over the other, as the rulers require a mix of good will, wisdom and experience to resolve these conflicts that let Human Rights on destroying one and vice versa does not understand the commitments to the XXI century.

traslation: Belén Zapata