President Chávez heads for Brazil apropos Mercosur
The Venezuelan Head of State plans to meet on Tuesday with his counterparts of Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was getting ready to set out for Brasilia, to attend a meeting of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur), where Venezuela membership will be made formal.
Her daughter Rosinés will go with him.
The Mercosur meeting will be held on Tuesday, attended by the Presidents of Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, Dilma Rousseff, José "Pepe" Mujica and Cristina de Kirchner, respectively.
Chávez underlined on Monday the significance of Venezuela's incorporation in Mercosur. "The country's true path is the South; this has been written down and engraved on the heroic pages of our history," he extolled.
He advised Venezuelans to admit that Venezuela's inclusion in the regional trade bloc is a historical deed, state-run news agency AVN quoted.
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.