Electricity Minister is the Venezuelan Vice-President for 24 hours
Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicolás Maduro will attend the summit of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), in Lima, Peru
In light of his attendance at the summit of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Venezuelan Vice-Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicolás Maduro selected Minister of Electric Power Héctor Navarro as the acting Vice-President. Navarro will stand in for Maduro from November 30 through December 1.
The appointment is certified in the Official Gazette 40,061, dated November 29, 2012.
Maduro is heading for Lima, Peru, where the 6th Regular Meeting of Heads of State and Governmen of Unasur will take place.
A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.