Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has again thanked Russia for supplying his country with weapons, despite objections from the United States. Speaking in Moscow, Mr Chavez said there had been "extraordinary progress" in military ties between the two sides.Sorry for the lack of big posts this week but I have been busy but here is a quick post. Much of this is going through Shannon. Yet do people protest at this? I have heard nothing why? Because these Anti-war protesters are anti-American. Indeed if they were truly anti-war and protested this as well I would have more respect for them even if I didn't agree. But also many of them are left-wing and love that Chavez is using the oil money for the poor of South American.
Russian officials say Moscow's arms sales to Venezuela are now worth more than $3bn (£1.6bn), including a new deal for fighter jets and helicopters.Oh Wait maybe he is not quiet the egalitarian they think he is.