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Rockntractor
01-28-2012, 09:05 PM
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he wants to "shake hands" with his US counterpart, Barack Obama, and have "good relations" with Washington if the two leaders are reelected this year.

"Here we're going to win the elections on October 7 and Obama is probably going to win. With us winning here... if Obama wins there... hopefully we can shake hands again and talk and have better relations," Chavez told reporters at the presidential palace in Caracas on Friday.

The Venezuelan leader made the remarks in response to statements by Obama, who said Thursday in an interview that "there is a tendency on the part of the Venezuelan government to use the United States as an excuse for some of its own mistakes."

However, he also said he would like to see "improved relations with Venezuela."

When a reporter read Obama's remarks to Chavez, the Venezuelan president said, "I prefer to emphasize that last one," referring to the American president's desire for improved relations.

"Note that Obama said he would give importance to Latin America, but he has not given it and that is one of the big mistakes," Chavez said.

The Venezuelan president wants to be reelected to his third six-year term in the October 2012 election while Obama seeks to be reelected to a second presidential term in November.

The United States and Venezuela have had no ambassadors to each other's countries since 2010 and still are unable to reach an agreement for normalized relations.

The most recent diplomatic clash between the two countries occurred only weeks ago, when the United States expelled Venezuelan Consul Livia Acosta from the consulate in Miami.

The US government gave no reason for the expulsion.

However, Acosta was expelled after a documentary on the Spanish-language television network Univision in December accused her of participating in an alleged Iranian plot to launch cyber attacks against the United States from Mexico while she was a diplomat stationed there.

The State Department has been investigating the reports.

Chavez called the expulsion "unjust" and "abusive," and in response Venezuela officially closed its consulate in Miami last week and ordered its staff to return to Caracas. Chavez said there were "threats" against them that created a "real, serious and imminent" danger.

On Friday, he said he could provide proof of the threats to Venezuelan diplomats in response to a State Department request for the evidence.

"They ask us for proof," Chavez said. "They should have it, it's in their territory.

"We have personal complaints of officials who say they have been insulted or that suddenly, (when) they go to restaurants with their family, they have been recognized and assaulted," Chavez told reporters. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.782ee6697adf10e19e14035be0f1302 b.121&show_article=1

fettpett
01-28-2012, 09:08 PM
I thought he hated him as much as Bush..

namvet
01-28-2012, 09:39 PM
two faced bastard. hope he's dead before the election. bark....in.....HELL !!!

Odysseus
01-29-2012, 12:29 PM
I love how Chavez says "if" he is reelected. It implies that after he amended the Venezuelan constitution, jailed everyone in the opposition, nationalized all of the press and imposed a totalitarian regime, that he just might lose a sham election whose only purpose is to present the illusion of democracy to credulous dupes.

In a related story, the Harlem Globetrotters are hoping for a trip to the White House if they can manage to beat the Washington Generals for the thousandth time in a row.

AmPat
01-29-2012, 12:57 PM
Chavez wants good relations with US if Obama elected
Oh look, a filthy Marxist endorses another filthy Marxist.:mad:

That's all I need to know about The Wonderful, Dear Leader, Magnificent Potentate, Almighty Giver of Other People's Money, O Blah Blah.

If America's enemies endorse the Marxist, how can any "American" vote for him in good conscience? Chavez's support is unconditional. His take on the election is much like mine: He wants O Blah Blah over ANY GOPer and I will take ANY GOPer over O Blah Blah.