CARACAS, Monday July 29, 2013 | Update

Correa: mediocrity and corruption are enemies of the revolution

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his Ecuadorian counterpart are to review the bilateral agenda on energy, the economy, culture, and social issues

Nicolás Maduro and Rafael Correa (AVN)
Monday July 29, 2013  03:55 PM
"Conformity, mediocrity, corruption, and inefficiency are the internal enemies of the left-wing Governments of Latin America," said on Monday, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, on visit in Caracas.

As noted by Correa, his visit to Venezuela aimed at talking about efficiency and efficacy to "push forward the projects of our people."

For his part, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who welcomed the Ecuadorian leader, explained that he and Correa would review the bilateral agenda on energy, trade, culture, investment and production economy, and social issues.

Before making their public statements, the two leaders paid a tribute to late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, whose birthday was commemorated on July 28. 
Venezuelan metallurgic industries stay alert

According to inner surveys performed by the Venezuelan Association of Metallurgical and Mining Industries (AIMM), where 160 metallurgic companies were taken into consideration, 90% of the companies members of this association are "distressed because of their existence or survival in the short term," stated Manuel Eseverri, president of this association.

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