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.
A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.