Friday, April 17, 2009

Obama shakes hands with Hugo Chavez

Hehe, great shot of President Barack Obama shaking hands with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the Summit of the Americas.

Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez shaking hands

(HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pictures of the handshake were quickly distributed by Venezuelan media

According to Chavez, Obama initiated the handshake. The Venezuelan president said that he told Obama that he wanted to reset relations with America.

"With this same hand I greeted Bush eight years ago. I want to be your friend," Chavez reportedly said.

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