Venezuelan ambassador attends peace talks in Havana
After a Christmas break, the Colombian government and the FARC resumed talks last January 14
Chaderton showed up at Havana's Conventions Palace, the venue of the peace talks, shortly after the arrival of the representatives both of behalf of the guerrilla and the government of President Juan Manuel Santos, Efe reported.
The ambassador made no comments. It is unknown if he will avail himself of this opportunity to visit Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who was admitted to hospital last December 11 for a cancer surgery.
Venezuela and Chile act as "companions" in the peace talks started last November. For their part, Cuba and Norway are the "guarantors."
The price of a package of precooked corn flour used to make corn cakes called arepas, a staple food in Venezuela, has been regulated at VEB 19, but production cost exceeds VEB 26. At present both state-run and private plants face the same difficulty of having to produce at a loss. But that's just one of the many obstacles facing those involved in putting the arepa on the Venezuelans plate.