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LAST July 26, the Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister, Mohsen Kousheshtabar, assured that the regime of Nicolás Maduro had provided Iran with more than 2 million acres of farmland in Venezuelan territory, with the alleged intention that Iranian specialists would develop food industries.
The agreement was allegedly signed in June when dictator Nicolás Maduro visited Iran and held talks with President Ebrahim Raisi.
At the time, the Iranian president assured that his country’s relations with the Venezuelan dictatorship were “strategic” in the face of the “imperialism” of the United States and confirmed that the 20-year agreement was a sign of the will of the parties to commit themselves in the long term in different areas.
Weeks later, it is revealed that this implies that Maduro will give Iran one million hectares (almost two and a half million acres), in which the terrorist regime will have the disposition to develop any political or warlike mission disguised as “economic cooperation.”
In recent months, the Biden administration has been negotiating with the Maduro regime to turn Venezuela back into an oil exporter for the United States, given Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has created tensions in the oil market. However, Venezuela does not have the technological, industrial, and economic capacity to become a supplier to the United States, and all Biden has done is legitimize the Maduro regime. At the same time, it continues to negotiate with the country’s enemy regimes openly.
In addition to Iran’s open penetration in Venezuela, Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez has recently called on the region to negotiate a trade agreement with China, leaving the part increasingly dependent on imports from the communist dictatorship, relegating the United States much further as a strategic partner in the area.
In recent years, leftist governments have undermined Latin America with an openly “anti-imperialist” rhetoric. The Biden administration, far from trying to make an influence in the region and elaborate a foreign policy to align Latin America with Washington’s interests, has allowed —with its policies and the blessing of leftist politics— the resurgence of this movement in its southern neighbors. This puts at risk the national security of the United States and drastically limits the influence of the first power over the countries of the region.
While Russia is waging war on its axis of dominance to try to take over Ukraine, China, Iran, and the Putin regime are moving deeper and deeper into Latin America; the Biden administration does not seem to care about these developments.
Biden has not even bothered to issue a statement rejecting the plans of the region’s leaders to open the doors to Iran, China, and Russia. At the same time, the United States is slowly being expelled from the integration plans of the Americas.
Venezuelans, unfortunately, have few weapons to fight against a regime that has sold its sovereignty to Russia, China, Cuba, and Iran in exchange for money, weapons, and logistics to destroy any opposition initiative; In contrast, Biden, far from trying to help people oppressed by socialist regimes, has collaborated with their legitimization and dismantled sanctions to allow them to continue crushing human rights in the region.
The November elections are just around the corner, and all Hispanics in the United States should remember what has been happening in their home nations under the Biden administration.
Emmanuel Rincón is a lawyer, writer, novelist and essayist. He has won several international literary awards. He is Editor-at-large at El American // Emmanuel Rincón es abogado, escritor, novelista y ensayista. Ganador de diversos premios literarios internacionales. Es editor-at-large en El American