Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is visiting four Latin American countries as tensions with the West rise over Iran's controversial nuclear program.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waves upon his arrival at the international airport in Maiquetia, Venezuela, on January 8, 2012, at the start of his Latin American tour. (AP)
Mr. Ahmadinejad is welcomed by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez at Miraflores Palace in Caracas on January 9, 2012. (Reuters)
Mr. Ahmadinejad and Mr. Chavez hold up documents after signing agreements at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on January 9, 2012. (AP)
Mr. Ahmadinejad and Nicaragua's Foreign Minister Samuel Santos (R) stand next to their national flags upon the Iranian president's arrival in Managua January 10, 2012. (Reuters)