CARACAS, Monday February 04, 2013 | Update

Venezuelan officials say Chávez signed documents and made decisions

A decision to incorporate two exploration areas to joint venture Petrocabimas was approved

As the cameras showed President Hugo Chávez's signature, Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro, "Let the evil minority burn" (Photo: AVN)
Monday February 04, 2013  12:20 PM
"The president (Hugo Chávez) affixed his signature to these memorandum accounts," said Congress Speaker Diosdado Cabello, adding that Chávez "continues moving forward slowly and steadily towards his recovery (...) The president has signed and given instructions regarding some decisions that must be adopted in the party (ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela) and the Government, indeed."

For his part, Venezuela's Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro provided no information about the decisions made by President Chávez. "He (Cabello) still has to announce several decisions that the leader of the revolution, the constitutional president of Venezuela, has made."

Notwithstanding, Maduro explained that Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez submitted to Chávez some terms and conditions concerning the areas that were intended to be incorporated to joint venture Petrocabimas, comprised by Tía Juana Tierra and exploration areas east and south Cabimas (northwestwern Zulia state)."

Later on, the vice-president asked cameramen to zoom in on Chávez's signatura, which appeared on the document submitted by Ramírez.

As the cameras showed the president's signatura, Maduro remarked, "Let the evil minority burn."
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