National Assembly to authorize another Chávez's trip to Havana
Chávez is in Venezuela since April 26
Venezuela's National Assembly called a special session of Congress on 2 p.m. Monday to grant permission to President Hugo Chávez to travel to Havana, Cuba, to continue his medical treatment to treat a cancerous tumor that was detected in 2011. The Plenary session will be held in the Federal Legislative Palace, in Caracas.
This would be the second travel permit granted by the Parliament to the Venezuelan head of State. The first authorization was unanimously granted 15 days ago by lawmakers. Then, deputy Carlos Berrizbeitia, the National Secretary of opposition Proyecto Venezuela party and lawmaker for the state of Carabobo, said that from May 11, 2011 to April 8, 2012 the Venezuelan president has spent 200 days of bed rest and 80 days in Cuba.
President Chávez returned to Venezuela on April 26 (after spending 12 days out of the country) to stay three days in the South American country and return to Cuba before the first of May. The Venezuelan president is expected to enact on Monday the amendment to the Organic Labor (LOT), as government officials had promised to promulgate the law before May Day.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."