Bolivian and Uruguayan presidents to visit Venezuela on January 10
Confirmations from the presidents of Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil are still pending. The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister will be traveling to Venezuela, though
Bolivian Communication Minister Armanda Dávila confirmed that Morales, who visited Chávez on December 22-23, would be visiting Venezuelan to attend the events.
Meanwhile, permission has been granted by the Uruguayan senate to Uruguayan President José Mujica to "support the Venezuelan people and Government."
Although Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will not be attending the event, according to Foreign Affairs Advisor Marco Aurelio Garcia, confirmations to attend the ceremonies from the presidents of Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil are still pending. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño will be traveling to Venezuela, though.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.