CARACAS, Tuesday December 25, 2012 | Update

Santos gets ready to attend Chávez's inauguration

The Colombian president held a telephone conversation with Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolás Maduro on the eve of Christmas

Holguín is also coming (File photo)
Tuesday December 25, 2012  02:00 PM

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is prepared to attend the inauguration of this Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez and wished him getting well soon one more time.

The Venezuelan leader is recovering from a surgery to counter his cancer, Colombian media cited on Tuesday.

No date of arrival was specified.

As stated by Caracol Radio and quoted by DPA, Santos spoke on the phone with Venezuela's Vice-President  Nicolás Maduro to confirm that he and his Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín plan to attend the sworn-in ceremony. According to the news, the event could be postponed because of Chávez's health condition.
Gagging Twitter users

Pablo Jiménez Guaricuco was summarily dismissed from his Clerk III job at the Autonomous Service of Public Registries and Notaries' Offices (Saren). He read a notice published in a newspaper on November 5 informing the public that he was no longer employed to the Saren. He was sacked despite the fact that he was taking a leave of absence from work due to a work-related accident, and that he enjoyed security of employment under the parental job-immunity privilege. Most probably, the decision was influenced by his role as a union organizer. But what did he do, besides leading protests, to deserve the sack? Well, he allegedly sent off a series of tweets that definitely hurt the sensitivity of the Saren Directorate.

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