The leader of the Piquetero group of unemployed workers of
Argentina, Luis D'Elía, admitted Wednesday to have traveled
to Venezuela to participate in the electoral campaign of President
Hugo Chávez for the August 15 revoking referendum, "with
all expenses paid by the Bolivarian government," the news
agency DPA reported.
D'Elía, who is known to favor Argentina's President
Néstor Kirchner, was in Venezuela for several days to
remark the Venezuelan opposition's support to the "U.S. interests
in the region."
The Argentine labor leader visited Venezuela shortly after
leading the seizure of a police station in Buenos Aires to
protest for the murder of a Piquetero, an event that awoke
a general rejection in the society and jeopardized the dialogue
with the Kirchner administration.