Brazilian ex-president Lula da Silva to visit President Chávez in Cuba
The former Brazilian president will meet in the next 48 hours with Cuban President Raúl Castro, who on Monday in Chile took over the pro tempore chair of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac)
The former president was welcomed by Cuban Foreign Minister Ana Teresa González Fraga at the José Martí International Airport. He is also expected to meet in the next 48 hours with Cuban President Raúl Castro, who on Monday in Chile took over the pro tempore chair of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).
According to the Brazilian press, Da Silva intends to visit Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, who is currently in Havana recovering from a cancer surgery.
However, based on information revealed by Da Silva's aides, the Brazilian former president will not meet with the Venezuelan leader.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.