Global Politics

Iranian President Ahmadinejad Visits Latin America Seeking to Reinforce Alliances

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Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (BBC Video)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in Latin America this week on a four-nation tour with visits to Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador.

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Ahmadinejad is seeking to reinforce ties with the few allies Iran has left — and also possibly to annoy the United States.

Marco Werman speaks with Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue.

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