Cuba Venezuela team-up?

“Will Chavez replace Castro?” asked journalist Gwynne Dyer starting in at least Oct. 21, 2005.

Now he has another article on the same topic, and it’s getting worldwide play. He’s sees a possible Venezuela-Cuba partnership with Chavez as joint president. It gets odder. He cites Ana Faya, former member of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party who “fled to Canada in 2000” as the first to seriously suggest such a union. She says “it wouldn’t be outrageous.”

Can any of you old Cuba hands explain what’s going on here? Hey, such a joint government might be a fine idea (assuming the citizens of both countries agreed!)Ԛ  but I find it bizarre an expat who presumably is anti-Cuba thinks the idea could fly and isn’t overtly hostile to it.