President Hugo Chavez announced that “Venezuela has recently joined international cooperation by sending 20 tons of food to help those affected,” by the recent extreme weather and mudslides in Bolivia associated with the El Niño weather system. Those affected include people living in some of the poorest ‘barrios’ of the capital La Paz, where 400 homes have been destroyed.
The ITUC and Global Union Federations ICEM and IMF are calling on the Chilean government to deliver on mine safety promises made to Chilean miners rescued in the San José mine last October.
“When the world’s media was still focusing on Chile, President Piñera committed to reform Chile’s weak mine safety laws within 90 days, and to ratify the International Labour Organisation Convention on safety in mines. Nothing has changed yet, and Chile’s miners are still facing unacceptable risks to their health and safety?” said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow.
CARACAS, March 4 .- The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, met with the foreign ministers of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA), in this capital, to discuss the peace proposal put forward by Venezuela with respect to the conflict in Libya, reported YVKE.