Venezuela President Hugo Chavez waves. (Ariana Cubillos/AP)

From the AP: “If I were American, I’d vote for Obama,” Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said in an interview that aired Sunday.  

He also called Obama “a good guy” and said if the U.S. president were a Venezuelan, “I think ... he’d vote for Chavez.”

Back in December of 2011, Chavez called Obama a "clown" and an "embarrassment."