April 19, 2010

FOXNews.com - Chavez hosts Latin American allies for summit

"CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez marked the 200th anniversary of Venezuela's independence movement Monday with celebrations and meetings with his closest Latin American allies.
Chavez greeted Raul Castro of Cuba, Evo Morales of Bolivia and other leaders as he presided over a parade that included troops, Amazonian Indians carrying bows and arrows, flag-waving supporters and civilians who have joined government militias.

Wearing the trademark red beret of his army paratrooper years, Chavez reiterated his accusations of U.S. government meddling in Latin America while praising Venezuela's move toward 'democratic socialism.'"