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Secretly, Gaddafi seeks help from Hugo Chavez.

Hugo Chavez, undergoing chemotherapy, cuts hair short. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks during the swearing in ceremony of two new ministers in Caracas, Venezuela on Aug. 1, 2011. (Photo Credit Miraflores Presidential Office)

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi sent emissaries to Caracas over the weekend to ask president Hugo Chávez to help his regime sell crude oil through Venezuela in international markets, thus evading internationally imposed sanctions, western intelligence sources said.

The small delegation — headed by Planning and Finance Minister Abdulhafid Zlitni — arrived Sunday on a private jet and Chávez confirmed its presence in the South American country.

“Gaddafi has sent us an emissary,” Chávez told a government television channel. “They bring a letter for me. That is good. The world needs to know it. As soon as you have it translated,” he told his foreign affairs minister, Nicolás Maduro, who was at the television studio, “bring it to me.” RETURN TO HOMEPAGE.

The intelligence sources told El Nuevo Herald that …READ MORE HERE