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Post-Chavez Venezuela makes overture to US
« on: May 20, 2013, 02:17:13 AM »
Via al Jazeera: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/05/201351923939523706.html

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Venezuela's foreign minister has signalled that his country is ready to improve its diplomatic ties with the United States.

"We are going to remain open to normalising relations with the United States," Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said on Televen television on Sunday.

"The first thing would be to resume diplomatic representation at the highest level," he said.

The country's late socialist president Hugo Chavez was a staunch critic of the US, and his successor Nicolas Maduro is still feeling out its footing with Washington.

For more than 14 years, Chavez consistently directed verbal broadsides on US leaders, before his death in March. The United States and Venezuela have not even had ambassadors in each other's countries since 2010.

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Re: Post-Chavez Venezuela makes overture to US
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 01:09:28 PM »
Probably because we manufacture toilet paper /s

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Re: Post-Chavez Venezuela makes overture to US
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 12:41:57 AM »
"Hey, guys. Sorry about the whole Chavez thing, but what you gonna do. Could you give us a hand here?"
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Re: Post-Chavez Venezuela makes overture to US
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 08:07:10 AM »
Anyone else remember the old Chuck Connors TV show "Branded" from the 1960s? When we were kids we changed the words to the theme song to "Stranded," telling the tale of someone stuck in the loo without any paper. "What do you do when you're stranded, and you don't have a roll?"  Perhaps we could revive it in honor of the workers' paradise of Venezuela.
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Re: Post-Chavez Venezuela makes overture to US
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 03:04:32 PM »
/snicker


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