President Obama has decided to ignore Hugo Chavez political oppression, support for FARC terrorists, antisemitism and past statements calling President Bush "the devil" and the U.S. imperial and racist. President Obama pledged to be equal partners with Latin American dictators; includng Chavez, Castro and Ortega. According to breitbart.com,
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) - President Barack Obama extended a friendly hand to America's hemispheric neighbors on Saturday at a summit in the Caribbean where he offered a new beginning for U.S.-Cuba relations and sought out Venezuela's fiery, leftist president for a quick grip and grin.
"We have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms," Obama said to loud applause. "But I pledge to you that we seek an equal partnership. There is no senior partner and junior partner in our relations."
In case anyone has forgotten. Chavez calls Bush 'the devil' in his speech at the UN G.A.
Chavez is big "buddies" with Iranian leader Ahmadinejad.