Chavez hopes Obama 'forgets about destabilizing countries'
Friday, November 09, 2012 - 00:53
Nov 9. - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he hopes re-elected U.S. President Barack Obama reflects on his country and ''forgets about'' destabilizing others. Sarah Charlton reports.
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As Barack Obama looks to four more years in the White House, he's been urged by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to focus on domestic problems.
During a meeting with ministers, Chavez said Obama should reflect on a "divided" America.
He said the U.S. was "socially and economically fractured" and that poverty was growing by the day.
SOUNDBITE: VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ SAYING (Spanish):
"I hope that he reflects, President Obama, I hope. And that he devotes himself to governing his country and forgets about invading peoples and destabilizing countries, etc."
Chavez, who was also recently re-elected, is a harsh critic of the U.S. and its leadership.
In a surprise move in September he endorsed Obama, saying he'd vote for the president if he had the chance.
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