Obama hopes that Venezuela "has free elections"
Obama defended his move to ease the embargo on Cuba
US President Barack Obama reiterated that Venezuela "represents no danger" to his country.
"The truth is that we are always concerned about the destabilizing role of Iran around the world, but in general, in my opinion, what Mr. (President Hugo) Chávez has made in recent years does not represent any danger to our national security," Obama said during an interview with Miami-based América TV channel, broadcast on Tuesday night, AFP reported.
"We just have to be vigilant," said the US president from the White House. "My biggest concern about Venezuela is that the people of Venezuela have a voice in their internal affairs and that ultimately they can have free and fair elections," he added.
Additionally, Obama defended his move to ease the embargo on Cuba and expects a change in the communist island.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."