Brazilian ex-president Lula da Silva to visit President Chávez in Cuba
The former Brazilian president will meet in the next 48 hours with Cuban President Raúl Castro, who on Monday in Chile took over the pro tempore chair of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac)
The former president was welcomed by Cuban Foreign Minister Ana Teresa González Fraga at the José Martí International Airport. He is also expected to meet in the next 48 hours with Cuban President Raúl Castro, who on Monday in Chile took over the pro tempore chair of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).
According to the Brazilian press, Da Silva intends to visit Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, who is currently in Havana recovering from a cancer surgery.
However, based on information revealed by Da Silva's aides, the Brazilian former president will not meet with the Venezuelan leader.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Why did Gerardo come to Caracas? One day he took the decision, handed the car keys to his father, gave him his share of the cloth business they both owned in San Cristóbal and kissed his wife and two sons goodbye. "He told us he was going to continue fighting for Venezuela," the wife says. That was in mid-2013. He has been imprisoned since May 8, 2014.