(Washington Times) President Obama largely shrugged off the provocations of Hugo Chavez, but a clash with the late Venezuelan leader's hand-picked successor may be backfiring.
Latin American leaders have rallied around embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as relations between Washington and Caracas have plunged to a new low.
Governments from Havana to Buenos Aires have denounced Mr. Obama's executive order labeling Venezuela as a national security threat as unwelcome U.S. meddling in regional affairs. Analysts say the move may do little to improve the volatile situation in Venezuela and could well worsen it.
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