CARACAS, Sunday December 16, 2012 | Update

Escorts from three continents watch Venezuelan gubernatorial election

Coming from Europe, Africa, the United States and Latin America

Sunday December 16, 2012  10:16 AM

A total of 34 foreign escorts from Europe, Africa, the United States and Latin America will take part on Sunday in the local election, particularly in central Miranda state.

Carlos Torres, the local director of the National Electoral Council (CNE), gave the news on Saturday. He underscored that the guests will mainly visit polling stations located in Caracas Metropolitan Area and Barlovento, Miranda state, AVN reported.

The CNE officer ratified that everything was tuned up for the election of Sunday 16.

In central Vargas state, there will be escorts from Ecuador, Costa Rica, Salvador, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic.
Gagging Twitter users

Pablo Jiménez Guaricuco was summarily dismissed from his Clerk III job at the Autonomous Service of Public Registries and Notaries' Offices (Saren). He read a notice published in a newspaper on November 5 informing the public that he was no longer employed to the Saren. He was sacked despite the fact that he was taking a leave of absence from work due to a work-related accident, and that he enjoyed security of employment under the parental job-immunity privilege. Most probably, the decision was influenced by his role as a union organizer. But what did he do, besides leading protests, to deserve the sack? Well, he allegedly sent off a series of tweets that definitely hurt the sensitivity of the Saren Directorate.

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