Appointment of Elías Jaua as FM signed by President Chávez is released
Some of the particulars in the document published in the Official Gazette include the signature of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who has been in hospital in Havana for one month
Particulars in the document published in the Official Gazette include the signature of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who was admitted to hospital in Havana, Cuba, one month ago, recovering from a cancer surgery.
In addition, the decree is dated and signed in Caracas on January 15.
Elías Jaua stands in on for Nicolás Maduro as Foreign Minister. Maduro held the incumbency for almost six years. The news of the appointment was given by Vice-President Maduro when delivering President Chávez's annual report in a session at the National Assembly (AN) held on Tuesday afternoon.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.