Nicolás Maduro arrives in Cuba
The Venezuelan Vice-President reported on his trip to Havana on Friday, during a meeting of the Housing Higher Committee in Caracas. He was welcomed at the José Martí international airport in Havana by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez. Electricity Minister Héctor Navarro was appointed as the acting vice-president of Venezuela
Maduro was welcomed at the José Martí international airport in Havana by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, the official agency said.
Maduro reported on his trip to Havana on Friday, during a meeting of the Housing Higher Committee in Caracas. "In a few hours I have to travel to Havana to visit him (President Hugo Chávez) again, as we have been doing."
Maduro added that the members of Chávez's "political team" who have visited the Venezuelan president in Havana include Congress Speaker Diosdado Cabello, Solicitor General Cilia Flores, Minister of Science and Technology Jorge Arreaza and Adán Chávez, the reelected governor of Barinas state.
Maduro announced that he appointed Electricity Minister Héctor Navarro as acting vice-president.
Chávez has been in Cuba from early December 2012, as he is recovering from a cancer operation.
A group of some 60 Venezuelan economists from across the country and from different generations and backgrounds, has met regularly in the past couple of years and now has brought forth a document explaining the reasons of the current emergency and outlining specific proposals on how to address the serious economic crisis the country has plunged into over the last three years.