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Hugo Chavez: Send me Bill Clinton, Sean Penn or Oliver Stone as ambassador

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sought to end a diplomatic stand-off with the United States on Tuesday by suggesting it name Bill Clinton, actor Sean Penn or director Oliver Stone as its envoy to Caracas.

In the latest flare-up between the ideological foes, Washington withdrew the visa of Venezuela’s ambassador last week in retaliation for Chavez’s rejection of President Barack Obama’s nominated ambassador to Caracas.

Full story: Chavez floats Stone, Penn, Clinton for U.S. Envoy