The Invisible Hugo cancels summit
While doctors in Venezuela are on general strike, Hugo Chavez remains in Cuba recovering allegedly from surgery performed two weeks ago.
Chavez was scheduled to host a summit of Latin America at Margarita Island on July 5 and 6. Now Venezuela postpones summit due to Chavez’s health
Chavez had been expected to host the summit on the 200th anniversary of Venezuela’s declaration of independence from Spain. He promoted it as an event to move ahead with the development of a 32-nation regional bloc, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, that excludes the United States and Canada.
The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said it will work with other countries to schedule a new date for the summit in Venezuela later in the year. It remained unclear how soon Chavez might be able to return home.
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, a Chavez ally, said before the announcement of the summit cancellation that he expected the Venezuelan leader to be home in time for the country’s independence anniversary July 5.
The summit, set for July 6-7 on Margarita Island, was to have followed a massive state celebration still scheduled for Tuesday to mark the nation’s 1811 independence. It is not known whether Chavez will return by Tuesday.
They don’t call it Cubazuela for nothing.
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