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Monday, February 09, 2009

Correa, Chavez to Ink Accords

Caracas, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela President Hugo Chavez and Ecuador's Rafael Correa meet today in Cumana, state of Sucre, to sign several accords and issue a joint declaration.

Both statesmen are expected to lay a wreath at the monument erected to Great Marshal of Ayacucho Antonio Jose de Sucre at the square in his name of that locality, 217 miles east of this capital.

Chavez and Correa will later visit the Castle of Saint Anthony of the Eminence, a fortress built in the 17th century that was used as a prison for prominent Venezuelan political figures.

Cumana is the first city of the American continent founded by the Spaniards in 1521.

The Ecuadorian head of State arrived in Venezuela Monday to attend activities on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Chavez' inauguration.

Presidents Evo Morales (Bolivia), Manuel Zelaya (Honduras), and Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua), Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Cuban First Vicepresident Jose Ramón Machado Ventura attended the meeting.

Chavez announced in the event the signing of two accords on security and food sovereignty in the framework of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).

Monday's agenda ended with a rally at the Los Proceres Ave., in southeastern Caracas. Participants in the activity carried flags, placards, and red T-shirts to celebrate the Bolivarian date.

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