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Obama: Bush fostered Chávez rise

'Negligent' foreign policy created void

Senator Barack Obama renewed his call to ease restrictions on Cuban-Americans, which CANF head Jorge Mas Santos endorsed. Senator Barack Obama renewed his call to ease restrictions on Cuban-Americans, which CANF head Jorge Mas Santos endorsed. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / May 24, 2008

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MIAMI - Democratic presidential front-runner Barack Obama yesterday accused President Bush of complicity in the rise of his most fervent nemesis in Latin America through what Obama called a "negligent" US foreign policy that has created a void for anti-American leaders to extend their reach in the region. (Full article: 700 words)

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