05/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chavez, Obama Need Photo-Op Diplomacy: FP

As Barack Obama heads to the Summit of the Americas beginning April 17 in Trinidad and Tobago, the outlook for U.S.-Latin American relations looks brighter than it has in the last eight years. The U.S. president has already taken on the two issues that were most likely to distract from the summit's real business: Mexico and Cuba. He's visiting Mexico on the way to the summit to reemphasize U.S. cooperation in combating the drug problem.

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