Chavez offers Russia use of base

Venezuela hosted two Russian Tu-160
bombers in September for exercises
Venezuela’s President, Hugo Chavez, says he has offered Moscow the use of an airfield off its Caribbean coast for Russian strategic long-range bombers.
The comments came a day after a senior Russian air force general said it was considering Venezuela’s offer of a "whole island with an aerodrome".
Venezuelan military seizes ports
Venezuela’s military has taken control of key airports and sea ports under the terms of a move rubber-stamped by parliament a week ago.

The ports are a major source of
 income for state governments
President Hugo Chavez has pushed for the move, describing it as "reunifying the motherland, which was in pieces".
This is the latest update on the D B Cooper case as heard on Coast to Coast 3-21-09
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