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
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.
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.