CARACAS, Monday January 14, 2013 | Update

Venezuelan Government political team meets in Havana

The agenda of the meeting with Cuban President Raúl Castro was not disclosed

Venezuela’s Congress’ Speaker Diosdado Cabello and Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez are also welcomed by Castro in Cuba (Photo: Efe)
Monday January 14, 2013  12:55 PM

Led by Vice-President Nicolás Maduro, President Chávez's political team and Cuban President Raúl Castro met at the protocol room of international airport José Martí located in Havana, Cuban official media reported.

Venezuela's Congress' Speaker and ruling party Vice-President Diosdado Cabello as well as Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez and Solicitor General Cilia Flores attended the meeting as well.

Earlier, Science, Technology, and Innovation Minister Jorge Arreaza had informed that the Government's political team landed in Havana to visit Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez who has been recovering from a cancer surgery he underwent on December 11, 2012.

The agenda of the meeting was not revealed.

Translated by Jhean Cabrera
The rock of discord

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.

  •  Read 
fotter Estampas
fotter Estampas