The one unambiguously good thing the gringos are doing in Venezuela

Looking through the Wikileaks cables, it strikes me that there is one unambiguously good thing the U.S. is doing in Venezuela: helping Cuban health professionals escape from the sprawling state-sponsored Human Trafficking scheme that is the Oil-for-Doctors deal.

Over 400 virtual slaves of the Castro regime have been freed with help from Valle Arriba. There’s much to argue about with the rest of U.S. policy towards our country and our region, but on this score all you can say is “thank God”.

Somehow, for some people, the part that sticks out about that story is…the cost to the Cuban treasury!