President of Venezuela Hugo Chvez welcomes President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos to Caracas.
- President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez announces that he has agreed to meet President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos tomorrow for talks to end strained relations between the two countries.
- Venezuela and Colombia re-establish diplomatic relations after a meeting between recently inaugurated President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Santa Marta, Colombia, mediated by UNASUR Secretary General Nestor Kirchner.
- At a meeting in Caracas, Venezuelan President Hugo Chvez and Argentine President Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner sign agreements expanding trade between their two countries.
- Venezuelans go to the polls for regional elections. Allies of President Hugo Chvez win 17 of 21 governorships, but the opposition wins in the two biggest states of Miranda and Zulia as well as the mayorship of Caracas.
- South American diplomatic crisis: President Hugo Chvez orders the closure of the Venezuelan embassy in Colombia and moves ten battalions to the Colombian-Venezuelan border in response to the killing of FARC leader Ral Reyes in Ecuador by Colombian armed forces the previous day. Rafael Correa, the President of Ecuador, orders troops to the Colombian border. The Colombian government accuses Correa of having "a relationship and commitments" with FARC.