President Obama shook hands with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at the Summit of the Americas over the weekend. That symbolic gesture got a lot of media attention, overshadowing the official discussions that took place at the event. We’ll go beyond the headlines to find out more about key issues on the table and what was actually accomplished.


  • Michael Shifter Vice President for Policy at Inter-American Dialogue; and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service

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