Posts Tagged ‘Caracas’

Chavez Picks Fantasy League Dream Team For Ambassador To Caracas

January 5, 2011

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, drawing more attention to his standoff with the White House over President Obama’s pick to be an ambassador to Caracas, is suggesting alternate candidates, including Sean Penn and Bill Clinton.

“I hope they name Oliver Stone. I’ll suggest a candidate … Sean Penn, or [Noam] Chomsky. We have a lot of friends there. Bill Clinton!” Chavez said in a televised speech on Tuesday, Reuters reports. 

He also mentioned that when he met Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s inauguration ceremony over the weekend, he asked about her husband.

Chavez rejected Obama’s nomination of Larry Palmer to be the American envoy in Caracas after the nominee raised concerns about the low morale of the Venezuelan government.

Chavez stated he  is happy with his dream team suggestions for Caracas  and said he would help in the  negotiations with Cuba to pick  Michael Moore in later round lottery pick if needed.