CARACAS, Monday January 28, 2013 | Update

FM Jaua heads for Ecuador on Thursday

The Ecuadorian minister of Foreign Affairs twitted on the upcoming visit of his Venezuelan counterpart

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jaua prepares to reinforce relations with Ecuador (Photo: AVN)
Monday January 28, 2013  03:59 PM
Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs has plans to visit Ecuador this week to tighten bilateral ties, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño twitted on Monday, Efe quoted.

Last January 18, Jaua, the Venezuelan ex Vice-President, welcomed Patiño in Caracas. On that occasion, Jaua also met with his Colombian counterpart María Ángela Holguín.

Holguín and Patiño visited Jaua to emphasize their support in view of the illness suffered by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who prevented him from being sworn-in for a new term in office beginning January 10.

The adjournment was endorsed by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) in a controversial ruling.

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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