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Bush returns from four day trip in Latin America

President Obama returned from a four day trip in Latin America, and he defended the accusations of him being too cozy with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, reported The New York Times.

Obama said that he was being polite, and was not undercutting the United States' strategic plans.

Republicans including, John Ensign of Nevada, accused Obama of being too soft on Chavez. It was reported that Chavez did agree to send the first ambassador to the United States.

The story reported that the trip included a summit meeting of the leaders in the Western Hemisphere.

Evo Morales, the president of Bolivia, reportedly confronted Obama, saying that the United States was trying to assassinate him. The story said that Obama refuted this by saying that the United States will not forcefully remove democratically elected leaders.

The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/20/world/americas/20prexy.html?hp