Chavez successor looms for Colombia FARC talks

Jan 15, 2013, 2:10 PM EST
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (L) shakes hands with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos after delivering a statement.
REUTERS/John Vizcaino

Citing the vital role Hugo Chavez (and Fidel Castro, that matter) have played in bringing FARC Marxist guerillas in Colombia to the negotiating table, President Juan Manuel Santos wants to ensure the next Venezuelan leader picks up where he left off.