Venezuela's President Chavez talks to a police officer at Miraflores Palace in Caracas

 
Venezuela
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (R) talks to a police officer the arrival of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner at Miraflores Palace in Caracas March 6, 2008. A leftist Latin American alliance formed around Ecuador and Venezuela on Thursday, isolating their U.S.-backed neighbor Colombia, which said the dispute over its bombing of rebels on Ecuadorean soil would not end in war. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo(VENEZUELA)