From Green Left Weekly 1st March 2006. Venezuela’s Marxist President, Hugo Chavez is soon to meet new Chilean Socialist president, Michelle Bachelet.
According to a report in the February 21 La Tercera, one of the themes of a proposed meeting between Chavez and incoming president Bachelet at the time of her inauguration in March, will be the issue of support from Santiago for the admission
of Venezuela into the United Nations Security Council.
Venezuelan Ambassador to Chile Victor Delgardo said that Venezuela was counting on Chile to support its bid to fill the Security Council vacancy that will be left by Argentina in December, and that Venezuela last year backed the candidature of the Chilean minister Jose Insulza for general secretary of the Organisation of American States, in spite of initial opposition from the US.
Delargo also noted: “[Bachelet] has said that her priority is going to be Latin American integration. These are very optimistic signals for us.”