(L-R) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Bolivian President Evo Morales and Cuban President Raul Castro prepare for the official photo of the XIII Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) Summit in Havana on December 14, 2014. The economic problems of ally Venezuela may have prompted Cuba to seek closer ties with the U.S.
(L-R) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Bolivian President Evo Morales and Cuban President Raul Castro prepare for the official photo of the XIII Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) Summit in Havana on December 14, 2014. The economic problems of ally Venezuela may have prompted Cuba to seek closer ties with the U.S. ADALBERTO ROQUE AFP/Getty Images
(L-R) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Bolivian President Evo Morales and Cuban President Raul Castro prepare for the official photo of the XIII Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) Summit in Havana on December 14, 2014. The economic problems of ally Venezuela may have prompted Cuba to seek closer ties with the U.S. ADALBERTO ROQUE AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan oil might be behind Cuba’s pivot to the U.S.

December 18, 2014 08:44 PM

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