Did you see that picture of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez giving Iran's PM a hug, and making a joke about them both being there at 10.30 am so Washington would wonder if they weren't plotting a terror attack on Washington?! Both of them were smiling, and both were wearing dinner jackets.
All nations are trying to find solutions to unemployment, rising expectations and a need to be firm and fair to their populations, as well as keeping a good foreign policy.
Mr Chavez's joke indicates his open-hearted style, which has been more to the fore since his recent battle with cancer. I feel sure his good-humoured joke has been received in the same way that he meant it.
Both these oil producing nations can help worldwide economic recovery by helping achieve a price for oil at around $85 a barrel. At that level, development in most nations can continue, together with economic balance. They have the power to do good.