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US seeks Americas 'partnership'

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President Barack Obama has said the US seeks an "equal partnership" with all the nations of the Americas.

Mr Obama said in particular that he wanted a thaw in relations between the US and Cuba, having earlier shaken hands with one of the US's harshest critics, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez.

Emma North reports.

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