Chavez' Offer To Russians Has A Twist
"Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, says he has offered Moscow the use of an airfield off its Caribbean coast for Russian strategic long-range bombers.
But Mr Chavez denied there would be discussions on building any permanent base on the island of La Orchila."
Interesting, that. La Orchila was the island where he was held briefly during the 2002 coup attempt orchestrated by the Bush mob. Chavez is good at symbolic things, one of the reasons the fascists despise him.
"Mr Chavez said he was fascinated by the presence of a plane with US markings on the Venezuelan Caribbean island of Orchila where he was held after Friday's coup. At the time the military were trying to persuade him to resign and fly into foreign exile."