Correa: Chávez is an "icon of revolution"
"All of us are necessary, yet nobody is nonexpendable," the Ecuadorian president said
In an exclusive interview with South American TV network Telesur the day after his landslide victory, Correa urged Chávez to take care of his health and focus on his recovery, Efe quoted.
"We, Venezuela, Latin America, need you," Correa address himself to Chávez. The Venezuelan Head of State returned to his country after spending two months in Cuba, where he underwent surgery for his cancer last December 11. Chávez was admitted to Caracas military hospital on Monday.
"All of us are necessary, yet nobody is nonexpendable," the Ecuadorian president said. Immediately after, he claimed to admire Chávez, regarded by him as "an icon of the revolution and change in Venezuela and Latin America."
Correa wished his counterpart "getting well as soon as possible."
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.