Hugo and Ken sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I...

Ken Livingstone and Hug Chávez go way back. Recently Boris cancelled a deal brokered by the former London mayor to swop London "expertise" for subsidised Venezuelan for London's buses

According to the Guardian, Ken is now going to be an adviser to Caracas in a private capacity.

"I believe that Caracas will become a first-world city in 20 years. I have a very extensive network of contacts both domestically and internationally which I will be calling on to assist in this," he told reporters at the presidential palace after meeting Chávez.

The Guardian