Brazil endorses "sensible" extension for Chávez's swearing-in ceremony
The current situation of Venezuela can be solved through "constitutional means," Brazilian President's Foreign Affairs Advisor Marco Aurelio Garcia remarked on Monday in his first statements to the press after returning from Cuba, where he met with Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro
In a statement issued late on Monday, Garcia described such extension as a "sensible period of time" provided for under the Venezuelan Constitution. Such period would be valid until Chávez's inability to take office is determined, in which case a new election should be held.
The current situation of Venezuela can be solved through "constitutional means," Garcia stated during his first statements to the press after returning from Cuba, where he held a meeting with Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro, Cuban President Raúl Castro, and his brother Fidel Castro.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.