|Hugo Chavez, right, greets his Chilean counterpart Ricardo Lagos in Caracas|
Chilean President Ricardo Lagos is expected to sign a series of oil and commercial agreements with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during his visit to Venezuela.
Mr. Lagos' visit began Wednesday with a stop at the tomb of South American independence hero Simon Bolivar. He was accompanied by Venezuelan Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel, who said the visit marks the "strengthening of a historic relationship" between the two countries.
Some information for this report provided by AP.