No. 33



Chavez Visits Iraq On Tour Of OPEC States Despite US Objections

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, accompanied by OPEC President and Venezuelan Oil Minister Ali Rodriguez, crossed the land border between Iran and Iraq on 10 August before being flown by helicopter to meet President Saddam Husain in Baghdad. The Venezuelan leader, on a whistlestop tour of 10 OPEC countries to invite heads of state to the organizations summit in Caracas on 27-29 September, became...