Source:Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias (Caracas)
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has signed a decree declaring another one-off non-working public holiday in Venezuela, on Friday, February 28, 2014, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Caracazo massacre.
Last weekend (2014-02-22), President Maduro, had signed a decree declaring only one day, Thursday, February 27, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Caracazo massacre.
As per the LOTTT "Ley Orgánica del Trabajo, los Trabajadores y las Trabajadoras" (2012-03-13 and 2012-02-06) which came into effect last spring (2013-05-01), the President of Venezuela is entitled to declare up to 3 one-off non-working public holidays per year in Venezuela.
In related news, President Maduro denied rumours that the 2014 Carnival public holidays in Venezuela, on March 3 and 4, 2014, would be canceled due to their proximity to the 1st anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death, on March 5 ("Ni el año pasado, que ni nos imaginábamos que nuestro comandante no estaría con nosotros, pensamos en quitarle eso a nuestros niños").
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