Sunday, April 19, 2009

Obama sees chance for Cuba, Venezuela dialogue

President Barack Obama says he sees the chance for frank dialogue with both Venezuela and Cuba.

Obama already has lifted travel restrictions on Cuban-Americans to visit families on the communist island. And he had several opportunities to greet Hugo Chavez, the leftist leader of Venezuela, at the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago this weekend.

But Obama reminded reporters at a summit-concluding news conference, "the test for all of us is not simply words but deeds."