"A leading opponent of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez skipped a court appearance Monday to avoid being tried on corruption charges and instead is seeking asylum abroad to escape what he says is a trumped-up case and political persecution."
His crime? He was "Chávez's opponent in the 2006 presidential election".
Maybe Obama can meet with this guy, too, instead of only with Chavez.
Remember when our presidents met with dissidents, and not just with dictators?