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CARACAS, Thursday March 07, 2013 | Update
 
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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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A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.

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