Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez to Travel to Brazil Next Month

(Corrects name of Brazil’s foreign minister in second and third paragraphs.)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said today that he will travel to Brasilia on Dec. 7 for a meeting of the Mercosur trade bloc.

A delegation from Brazil’s Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social, or BNDES, will visit Caracas on Nov. 12 and 13, Chavez said on state television with Brazil’s foreign minister Antonio Patriota.

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff may visit Venezuela in January, Patriota said.

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