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John Bolton Praises Monroe Doctrine as U.S. Sanctions Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua

HeadlineApr 18, 2019

The Trump administration said Wednesday it is further tightening sanctions on Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. President Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, announced the sanctions during a belligerent speech in Miami, mocking the presidents of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua as the “three stooges of socialism.” Bolton was addressing veterans of the Bay of Pigs invasion as they marked the 58th anniversary of the failed CIA plot to overthrow Fidel Castro.

John Bolton: “Under this administration, we don’t throw dictators lifelines; we will take them away. … Today, we proudly proclaim, for all to hear: The Monroe Doctrine is alive and well.”

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