CARACAS, Venezuela, Jan. 13 — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran arrived here on Saturday for talks with President Hugo Chávez, on the first leg of a Latin American visit to enhance Tehran’s stature with governments where distrust of the Bush administration already runs deep.
It is Mr. Ahmadinejad’s second visit to Venezuela in the past five months, and the two leaders were scheduled to talk about strengthening their economic ties. From here, the Iranian president is to visit Ecuador and Nicaragua, where leftist presidents aligned with Mr. Chávez are taking office this month.
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