So what else is Chavez to do with billions of dollars worth of new weapons purchases (mainly from Russia)? Well..., since the US seems to refuse to invade Venezuela, and Colombia isn't falling for Chavez's tactics, the next best thing is to play some war games with Russia.
The war games will take place between November 10th and 14th in the Caribbean, according to reports 4 Russian ships along with Venezuelan ships and submarines.
Of the two countries, I would say Russia has the most to gain from these exercises. Like Cuba, Venezuela looks to be the new pawn in Russia's new geopolitical game.