The Washington Post | 2/26/2010 12:00:00 AM
Chavez hopes to ease tensions with Colombia
Feb 26--Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Thursday that he is willing to hold talks with his Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Uribe, on easing tensions between the South American neighbors.
The socialist leader acknowledged he and Uribe traded insults during a summit dinner, though he did not give full details.
According to an official who was at the meeting, Uribe told Chavez to "be a man" and the Venezuelan leader told him to "go to hell." The official spoke on condition of anonymity because delegations agreed not to discuss the spat publicly.
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