I try to stay out of political hot topics but this has really gotten to me. I understand the concept of "making nice" but this is over the top. Even dear Hugo is laughing at us. Please, please, please understand that we really don't want to make nice with this clown. Speaking of clowns, Chavez had the nerve to call you a "poor ignoramus," and insulted you (US!) by giving you a book, excoriating the blue-eyed devils and how the Europeans (or Caucasians) destroyed South America.
Some folks just don't want to make nice.