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How Cuba’s invisible hand keeps a firm grip on Venezuela Add to ...

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The strange politics of Venezuela produce some startling anachronisms. Gas that costs less than tap water has kept enormous 1975 Buicks on the roads. Soft-focus photographs of the dear, departed leader beam down from the walls in public buildings.

And then there is Cuba.

The regime in Havana is viewed as a spent force, a historical relic, in the rest of the world, but Cuban influence in Venezuela is strong and growing.

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