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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)

Da Silva will take part in the 3rd International Congress for World Balance (Photo: EFE)
EL UNIVERSAL
Tuesday January 29, 2013  12:00 PM
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva arrived in Havana, Cuba, late on Monday to attend the 3rd International Congress for World Balance, the Cuban local press informed.

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
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