Venezuela's ruling party wants respect for Chávez's environment
Anzoátegui state governor and a leader of ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Aristóbulo Istúriz made an appeal to keep on praying for Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez
Istúriz, also the governor of Anzoátegui state, together with Aragua state governor Tarek El Aissami and the head of Capital District, Jacqueline Farías, said that the president "is an early riser." Reference was made to Chávez's arrival at 2:30 a.m. from Cuba; the coup attempt of February 4, 1992 and the events of April 13, 2002.
"Today (Monday) he killed on the spot those who were saying silly things," Istúriz boasted during a press conference at the PSUV headquarters. "We must take care of the president's environment. We must understand that there are other patients at the Military Hospital and we ought to ensure the good working order. All of us, Caracas residents, are heading for Bolívar Square, and so on, at the Bolívar Square of every state. Let us respect peace and quiet at the Military Hospital. This is our call," he advised.
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.