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The US sends delegation to President Chávez's funeral

A former US representative, a US Representative, and the US Chargé d'Affaires in Caracas are to represent Barack Obama's Administration

EL UNIVERSAL
Thursday March 07, 2013  08:36 PM

The United States Embassy to Venezuela announced that three officials are to attend the funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez to be held on Friday.

In a press release, the embassy disclosed that the delegation is comprised of former US Representative William Delahunt, US Representative Gregory Meeks, and US Chargé d'Affaires in James Derham.

Further, the US Department of State has sent its condolences to Chávez's family and friends.
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Pablo Jiménez Guaricuco was summarily dismissed from his Clerk III job at the Autonomous Service of Public Registries and Notaries' Offices (Saren). He read a notice published in a newspaper on November 5 informing the public that he was no longer employed to the Saren. He was sacked despite the fact that he was taking a leave of absence from work due to a work-related accident, and that he enjoyed security of employment under the parental job-immunity privilege. Most probably, the decision was influenced by his role as a union organizer. But what did he do, besides leading protests, to deserve the sack? Well, he allegedly sent off a series of tweets that definitely hurt the sensitivity of the Saren Directorate.

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