Hugo Chavez Meets Fidel and Raul Castro

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					Hugo Chavez Meets Fidel and Raul Castro

HAVANA, Cuba, June 17 (acn) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias met
with the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, shortly after his
arrival in Havana on Monday afternoon.

According to Granma news daily, during the three-hour meeting, Chavez
and Fidel exchanged ideas about important topics such as the current
world food crisis, the international financial crisis and the energy
situation around the world.

They also spoke of the current situation in Venezuela and the positive
moment that the South American nation is living with the strengthening
of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and the process prior
to regional elections.

They also agreed on the importance of the ongoing social programs in
Venezuela, in which many Cuban collaborators are participating and Fidel
gave Chavez a special edition of the book ‘Fidel, Bolivia y algo mas’
(Fidel, Bolivia and Something More…).

On Monday night, the Venezuelan leader accompanied Raul Castro to a gala
to pay tribute to the members of the Marti Medical Mission, on the
occasion of its fifth anniversary.