Chavez Congratulates Nat’l Soccer Team

Caracas, July 18. -President Hugo Chavez and his government honored the national soccer team for its 2-1 victory over Chile in the 2011 Copa America tournament, according to a Monday press release.In the name of the Venezuelan people, authorities expressed jubilation at the victory, which allows the team to continue to a semifinals match against Paraguay, said the press release.

The victory was a landmark for Venezuelan soccer, given that its national team has never reached the Copa America semifinals. (Prensa Latina)