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The flying distance between Caracas and Moscow is 6,215 miles.  

 photo Caracas-Moscow_zpsa4d003e6.jpg

The range of "Chavez" A319 is 3,700 miles.  (I assume it is still operational.) And this;

http://news.bbc.co.uk/...

The BBC?

Chavez plane photo Chavezplane_zps5d63948b.jpg

So they need to refuel in Europe.

The question is where.  This is where the diplomacy between Europe and Latin America is happening.

My guess is that Spain and/or Portugal will authorize the refueling.  The ties with the region go way back go way back. Then again I wonder about the Brazilian position.

Maduro and Ortega photo OrtegaandMaduro_zpsed4da81b.jpg

Nicaragua is more like a plan B.  Smaller country, closer to the US.  But Ortega has been dealing with the US for decades.  Here he is with Maduro of Venezuela on June 29  during a Petrocaribe summit in Managua.  He must have the plane.  Maduro moves around.  This week here he is with six other Presidents in Cochabamba, Bolivia;

South American Summit photo Cumbre_zps5b4cec31.jpg

No croissant today.

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