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Published on November 3, 2008 By singrdave In The Media

Here is a fascinating article -- Hugo Chavez wants to meet with "the black man" who he predicts will win the White House tomorrow. 

What's even more fascinating is how Reuters is burying the article in the wrong section and the wrong subsection.  Read the article below and please tell me why it's posted under Reuters Africa / Energy and Oil ?  Is this an attempt to suppress the story?

Chavez offers talks with "black man" in W.House

Mon 3 Nov 2008, 0:30 GMT

CARACAS, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Anti-U.S. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez predicted on Sunday the "black man" will win the U.S. presidential race and offered to hold talks with him to improve ties between the superpower and one its biggest oil suppliers.

Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee who would be the first black U.S. president if he wins Tuesday's election, said this year he would be open to dialogue with leaders like Chavez -- a remark that was seized on by Republicans as naive.

McCain, who trails Obama in polls, has labeled Chavez a dictator.

Chavez, a socialist who has mocked President George W. Bush and calls ex-Cuban leader Fidel Castro his mentor, has said there is an inevitable clash between U.S. and Venezuelan interests, although he has at times offered to ease bilateral tensions.

"We are not asking him to be a revolutionary, to be a socialist -- no," Chavez said at a political rally. We just want the black man who is about to be the U.S. president to have enough stature for the times the world is living through.

"I send an overture to the black man, from us here, who are of Indigenous, black, Caribbean, South American race," he said.

"I am ready to sit down and talk ... I hope we can, and I hope we can enter a new stage," he said later at another rally.

Most Latin Americans would prefer Obama to win the White House over Republican rival John McCain, according to polls. They have felt largely neglected by the Bush administration as the region swung to the left.

Chavez, who expelled the U.S. ambassador in September, urged Obama to end the Cuban embargo, withdraw troops from Iraq and stop what he called U.S. threats against Iran and Venezuela. (Reporting by Ana Isabel Martinez; Writing by Saul Hudson; Editing by Bill Trott)

© Reuters 2008. All Rights Reserved.


Misplaced article?


Comments
on Nov 03, 2008

FTR, I wrote a complaint letter to the editorial staff at Reuters.

on Nov 03, 2008

What bothers me most is that most of the world leaders that hate the US would love to talk to him. It doesn't bother me that they want to talk to him as much as it bothers me that he doesn't have the backbone to stand up to them.

on Nov 03, 2008

What bothers me most is that most of the world leaders that hate the US would love to talk to him. It doesn't bother me that they want to talk to him as much as it bothers me that he doesn't have the backbone to stand up to them.

One can't help but wonder why most of these countries would want him to win adn would then want peace. Sounds like qa scheme to me.

on Nov 03, 2008

Chavez thinks he is going to roll Obama.  Problem is, Obama is going to cut off Chavez's balls - for 2 reasons - he needs to show he is not a newbie on foreign policy, and Chavez is going to try to treat him like a house boy.

on Mar 12, 2009

Just recently President Obama implement a law put on the books that no company receiving a bailout could pay any executive member more than $500,000 including bonuses.  Google has just given out hefty executive bonuses to its board members.  Ordinarily, this would be nothing that was remotely newsworthy, but after some firms lined already amply lined pockets with cheap loans that they got from the government, everyone is now watching executive's pay.  Luckily for them, there wasn’t a bailout necessary for Google.

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