President Nicolas Maduro showed Cuba $1 billion worth of gratitude...for its help and guidance during his recent narrow presidential victory.
In only his 2nd foreign visit since the election...Maduro signed 51 agreements with La Habana...shortly after being sworn-into office for a 6 year term.
He called the Cuba friendship...'a strategic alliance'...and 'a brotherhood.'
Some observers claim Cuban experts helped manage Maduro's campaign.
Thru various deals...Venezuela subsidizes Cuba with an estimated $5 billion annually.