Ecuador's Correa: President Chávez is going through a hard treatment
Although the Ecuadorian head of state refused to forecast any scenario without Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, he stated that in the event that Chávez fails to resume office, "Vice-President (Nicolás) Maduro is absolutely capable" of taking his place
Chávez came back to Venezuela on Monday after being convalescent in Cuba for more than two months. The leader has not been seen in public, except in a few pictures published last Friday, since he left for Cuba last December to have his fourth cancer surgery.
On Wednesday, Correa revealed that he spoke with Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro in order to coordinate a visit to Venezuela in the coming days.
Although the Ecuadorian head of state refused to forecast any scenario without Chávez, he stated that in the event that Chávez fails to resume office, "Vice-President (Nicolás) Maduro is absolutely capable" to take his place.
They are marching in step to the same tune. There is a coordinated effort to position the idea. The Twitter hashtag #YoSoyVictimaDeLaGuarimba (I'm a victim of "guarimbas", or protest barricades) can be read on all pro-government Twitter accounts, including those of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the National Assembly's Press Office, the state-run food distribution network PDVAL, state airline Conviasa, the Venezuelan embassies in foreign countries, radio stations and the huge media network responsive to the Government's interests and messages.