Got home late to discover this on the BBC:
"Mr Livingstone, who has long been a supporter of Mr Chavez, will advise pro-government mayors in the capital Caracas on urban planning.
He said he was "proud and honoured" to be part of the city's transformation.
As mayor, Mr Livingstone struck a deal to swap cheap Venezuelan oil for city planning advice, but it was cancelled by his successor Boris Johnson.
After a meeting with Mr Chavez in Caracas on Wednesday, the former mayor said he was pleased that Venezuela would now get the "advice that we promised".
The BBC's James Ingham said the two men, who share left-wing political views, hugged each other like old friends."
TB is lost for printable words.