Why Obama might not get expected glow at Americas summit (+video)

April 10, 2015 12:54 AM

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President Obama's outreach to Cuba has improved US relations with Latin America, but the White House may have traded one diplomacy problem for another by slapping new sanctions on Venezuela.

Washington — President Obama's trip to Panama Friday for his third Summit of the Americas was once expected to be a victory lap over his move to normalize relations with Cuba – a decision that paved the way for Cuba to attend the forum focused on hemispheric trade and democracy for the first time.

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