[The Guardian article below reports on Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's visit to Syria where he said on Thursday that Venezuela and Syria would "build a new world" free from US domination. --Ed]
Chávez rolls into Damascus to charm another US foe
By Albert Aji - The Guardian
August 31, 2006
The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, said yesterday he and Syria would "build a new world" free from US domination.
"We have decided to be free. We want to cooperate to build a new world where states' and people's self-determination are respected," Mr Chávez said after a two-and-a-half-hour meeting with the Syrian president, Bashar Assad, at his presidential palace in Damascus.
"Imperialism's concern is to control the world, but we will not let them despite the pressure and aggression," the Venezuelan leader said.
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