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
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.