Raul spoke over the phone with President Hugo Chavez to ratify Cuba’s support to Venezuela and called on Cuban collaborators working there to stand by the people, reported Prensa Latina news agency.

In a Venezolana de Televisión broadcasting, Chavez thanked Raul for the call and recalled Cuba is celebrating the 54 anniversary of the Granma yacht landing which marked the beginning of the final stage of the independence struggles that had started on October 10, 1868.

Rains have claimed the lives of 31 Venezuelans in the last weeks, while over 71,000 have been affected throughout the country, mainly in the coastal areas of the states of Falcón, Carabobo, Aragua, Anzoátegui, Miranda, Nueva Esparta and the city of Caracas

They have destroyed hundreds of houses, bridges and blocked and damaged roads, completing isolating towns in the north-western state of Falcon.

Venezuelan authorities, along troops and people are working to solve the
problems caused by the rains.

Cuban Agency News
La Agencia Cubana de Noticias (ACN) es una división de la Agencia de Información Nacional (AIN) de Cuba fundada el 21 de mayo de 1974.

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