Ecuador's Correa: The revolutionary process in our America must continue
After asserting that Hugo Chávez's absence from the Venezuelan Government would be a "severe blow to Latin America," Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said, "no one should be indispensable"
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Correa said that if Chávez "cannot act," it would be a "severe blow to Latin America," according to a statement released by the Ecuadorian Government's electronic newspaper, reported AFP.
However, he said, "We are all necessary, but nobody should be indispensable, and the revolutionary process in our America should continue."
Pablo Jiménez Guaricuco was summarily dismissed from his Clerk III job at the Autonomous Service of Public Registries and Notaries' Offices (Saren). He read a notice published in a newspaper on November 5 informing the public that he was no longer employed to the Saren. He was sacked despite the fact that he was taking a leave of absence from work due to a work-related accident, and that he enjoyed security of employment under the parental job-immunity privilege. Most probably, the decision was influenced by his role as a union organizer. But what did he do, besides leading protests, to deserve the sack? Well, he allegedly sent off a series of tweets that definitely hurt the sensitivity of the Saren Directorate.