Source: Sputnik Mundo
What it’s about: The interview is with Alexandr Jarlamenko from the Latin America Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and offers commentary on why the U.S. regularly provides financial aid to countries like Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. Jarlamenko cites recent figures on U.S. financial support earmarked for the three countries (without citing the source) and quite bluntly ties the assistance to the U.S.’s geo-political goals in all three countries, mentioning Venezuela’s oil reserves, Cuba’s strategic position in the Gulf of Mexico, and Nicaragua’s position within the drug-trafficking corridor that exists between South America and the United states.
What’s misleading about it: This interview is misleading because it indirectly suggests to the reader that Jarlamenko’s statements made on the U.S.’s strategic interests in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua are the answer to the article’s title, “Why is the U.S. so generous with Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua?”. Though decisions about recipients of U.S. are undoubtedly influenced by geo-political goals, this article provides a deliberately un-nuanced interpretation of U.S. aid to the three countries.