One of the three members of the Argentine military junta, Admiral Eduardo Emilio Massera, arrived in Venezuela on Friday (21 July) for a private visit.
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Background: One of the three members of the Argentine military junta, Admiral Eduardo Emilio Massera, arrived in Venezuela on Friday (21 July) for a private visit. He had invited by the commander of the Venezuelan navy, Vice Admiral Magin La Grave Fry.
SYNOPSIS: Although the visit was private Admiral massera held talks with the Venezuelan President, Carlos Andres Perez and other senior government ministers in the Venezuelan cabinet.
After his arrival Admiral Massera first called on President Perez at the Presidential Palace in Caracas. They talked for almost fifty minutes, but after the meeting Admiral Massera declined to answer questions concerning the topic of the conversation, though he did reveal he had gone to the Palace at the invitation of President Perez. He did say, however that he would remain in Venezuela for two or three days. During that time he was scheduled to have talks with the President of the Venezuelan Congress, Doctor Gonzalo Barrios and with the country's Foreign Minister, Simon Alberto Consalvi. There has been no official statement on the subject of the talks with Senor Barrios or Senor Consalvi. After his discussion with President perez, Admiral Massera, who is due to leave his post in Argentina junta in two months time, said he would work for Argentina's political process after leaving the government.