Nicolás Maduro arrives in Cuba
The Venezuelan Vice-President reported on his trip to Havana on Friday, during a meeting of the Housing Higher Committee in Caracas. He was welcomed at the José Martí international airport in Havana by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez. Electricity Minister Héctor Navarro was appointed as the acting vice-president of Venezuela
Maduro was welcomed at the José Martí international airport in Havana by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, the official agency said.
Maduro reported on his trip to Havana on Friday, during a meeting of the Housing Higher Committee in Caracas. "In a few hours I have to travel to Havana to visit him (President Hugo Chávez) again, as we have been doing."
Maduro added that the members of Chávez's "political team" who have visited the Venezuelan president in Havana include Congress Speaker Diosdado Cabello, Solicitor General Cilia Flores, Minister of Science and Technology Jorge Arreaza and Adán Chávez, the reelected governor of Barinas state.
Maduro announced that he appointed Electricity Minister Héctor Navarro as acting vice-president.
Chávez has been in Cuba from early December 2012, as he is recovering from a cancer operation.
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.