No Wonder the NYPD is Cracking Down on Bikes

Reuters reports, Bicycle and oil deals cement Chavez’s ties to Iran:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez enveloped his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad in a bear hug on Sunday and the two men backed their anti-U.S.
rhetoric with deals on everything from bicycles to oil.

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