Maduro: Chávez planned his comeback to Venezuela and the twits
The Venezuelan Vice-President said that President Hugo Chávez opted to disclose his arrival on his twitter account "to dispel any rumors"
"Well, fellow, I think that the time has come for me to return to the homeland and continue the adjuvant therapy in Venezuela. I have decided to return. Prepare everything for the return!" Maduro quoted President Chávez during an obligatory simultaneous broadcast, AFP cited.
"Let's get everything ready; we will arrive very early in the morning, and I (Chávez) am announcing my return on Twitter," Maduro added. Last Monday, the Venezuelan leader landed in Caracas and was admitted to Dr. Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital after 72 days of convalescence in Cuba from his fourth cancer surgery.
The vice-president maintained that Chávez opted to give the news on his twitter account to "dispel any rumors," in clear reference to the opposition.
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.