Remarks by President Obama regarding Venezuela during historic speech in Cuba

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US President Barack Obama (L) and Cuban President Raul Castro shake hands during a meeting at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016. Cuba’s Communist President Raul Castro on Monday stood next to Barack Obama and hailed his opposition to a long-standing economic “blockade,

During his speech in Havana, with his Cuban counterpart President Raul Castro, President Barack Obama responded to questions on various issues of bilateral and regional interest. Of Venezuela, he said, “I believe that the whole region has an interest in a country that is addressing its economic challenges, is responsive to the aspirations of its people, and is a source of stability in the region.  That is, I believe, an interest that we should all share”.

See the entire speech (in English) here, or see a video of President Obama’s remarks (also in English) here.