Obama and Latin America
Al Giordano has a long analysis of Obama's speech last week in Miami on Latin America policy.
In some places, he says, Obama is repeating long-standing US falsehoods on Latin America, be it on Colombia, Venezuela or elsewhere. But in other ways there's hope that he gets it, at least somewhat.
On Chavez, Giordano says, Obama said things that are completely untrue, but at least in his defense you might realize that he needs to criticize Chavez -- or else Chavez might say positive things about him, which would be not good for Obama's chances (see what happened recently with those comments by that Hamas guy).