Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Chavez Coordinates Summit
Russian-made jets flew overhead at a summit hosted by Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, in Caracas this week.
Marking the 200th anniversary of his country's independence movement, he invited Cuba's Raul Castro and Bolivia's Evo Morales to celebrate.
The leaders visited the tomb of Simon Bolivar and enjoyed a fireworks display.
Chavez invoked familiar themes, praising his country's "democratic socialism."
Cuba news reported that Chavez added that Venezuela is attacked and threatened by the U.S.
Monday night, members of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Nations of Our America, or ALBA, met.
Sources: AP, Cuba News