Spain wishes Chávez to recover; calls for serenity and harmony
The Venezuelan president has been in Cuba for a month, where on December 11 he underwent his fourth cancer operation in one year and a half. On Thursday, he was supposed to take oath for a new mandate after his re-election in October, but he informed that he would miss the ceremony
The situation is "very delicate," said Spanish Secretary of State for Latin America Jesús Gracia, who called on Venezuelans to be in "calm," "peace" and "harmony." "Otherwise, this could be a difficult moment for the future of Venezuela," he said, DPA reported.
"The health of the re-elected president, President Chávez, comes first. This is a pivotal factor, and we want things to be worked out the best as possible for him to take on the duties for which he was democratically elected," Gracia told reporters at the Senate.
The Venezuelan president has been in Cuba for a month, where on December 11 he underwent his fourth cancer operation in one year and a half. On Thursday, he was supposed to take oath for a new mandate after his re-election in October, but he informed that he would miss the ceremony.
The Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) ruled Wednesday that Chávez's no-show at his inauguration does not prevent him from starting a new mandate. In this way, the top court solved the tug of war over the issue between the government and the opposition.
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.