Taken Question
Washington, DC
July 10, 2009


Question: Can the U.S. confirm that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez recently spoke to Assistant Secretary Shannon?

Answer: President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela called Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Thomas Shannon the evening of July 9 to discuss the current situation in Honduras and the ongoing negotiations mediated by Costa Rica’s President Oscar Arias.



PRN: 2009/ 709