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Obama Calls For Stronger U.S.-Latin America Relations

El Diario/La Prensa, Posted: Sep 25, 2008

NEW YORK Barack Obama called for a "respectful dialogue" with Latin American leaders, including Venezuelan President Hugo Chvez, and the loosening of restrictions of remittances to Cuba, reports La Opinin. Obama was interviewed on Florida's Caracol Radio, where he suggested that the United States was fixated on the Iraq War, yet gave Latin America minimal attention. Obama said Chvez was filling the void developing as a result of weak U.S.-Latin America relations. Recent Spanish-language TV ads by John McCain cut images of Obama with those of Chvez expelling U.S. ambassador Patrick Duddy. However, Obama suggested that his with approach, leaders like Chvez would not be interested in spreading anti-American sentiment. Rather, they would be able to engage in a "respectful dialogue" with Americans to find ways to improve quality of life in Latin America. Obama also said, "The freedom of the Cuban people is of national interest."

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