Sean Penn is in Venezuela visiting President Hugo Chavez for the second time. He accompanied Chavez during the inspection of a natural gas pipeline on Sunday.
This was Penn’s second visit to Venezuela in a little over a year. The first time he visited was in August 2007, when he went as a freelance journalist.
Chavez has praised Penn for his criticism of the U.S. war in Iraq. Chavez has hosted visits by several Hollywood stars including actors Danny Glover and Kevin Spacey. Naomi Campbell also visited last year, expressing support for Chavez's efforts to help the poor. Let’s hope some good comes out of this meeting!