Ecuador's FM jumps in solidarity with President Chavez
"We expect the operation to be performed on our friend President Hugo Chávez in Cuba will be successful, so that he can get well and healthy soon"
Ecuador's Minister of Foreign Affarrs Ricardo Patiño expressed on Sunday solidarity with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and trust in a successful operation in Cuba.
"Our supportive, immense embrace shall go to President Hugo Chávez, as he will have to undergo a new operation in Cuba," Patiño tweeted, as quoted by Efe.
He reported as well on a conversation held with Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro and gave "greetings from thousand Ecuadorians to President Chávez."
"We expect the operation to be performed on our friend, President Hugo Chávez in Cuba will be successful, so that he can get well and healthy soon," the senior officer added.
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.