The health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, ailing in Cuba, forced the suspension of the heads of state summit scheduled in Venezuela on July 5 and 6 in which it was supposed to be created the Community of Latin American and Caribbean states (ECLAC).
The Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement that the meeting of Celac was “postponed” because Chavez is “in a process of recovery and treatment extremely strict.”
Chavez underwent emergency surgery in Cuba on June 10 after a pelvic abscess was detected to him and since then, rumors about his health have been multiplying due to the absence of medical reports.
This summit was very important for the president, one of the architects of the Celac, which aspires to be a kind of Organization of American States (OAS) but without the United States and Canada.
Source: AFP – AP