Hugo Chavez and Hillary Clinton, very funny at Dilma Rousseff’s assumption
January 3, 2011
One of the news, during the assumption to the presidency of Dilma Rousseff, was the friendly greeting from the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, and the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, when they shook hands .
It happened on Sunday when the new president of Brazil, was about to receive the Brazilian sash in the Planalto Palace. The meeting lasted only about fifteen minutes, and was witnessed by the presidents of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and Chile, Sebastián Piñera.
According to Chavez, the conversation between them was “fun” and “informal”, “We greeted in the moment she entered the room with a smile (…) It was a pleasant time in which we speak of two or three specific things”.
It is of public knowledge the diplomatic crisis that both countries live after the U.S. decided to revoke the visa to the Venezuelan ambassador in Washington, Bernardo Alvarez, in response to Chavez’s refusal to admit Larry Palmer as the new U.S. ambassador to Caracas.