VP: Tracheal cannula does not prevent Chávez from communicating
The vice-president asserted that Venezuela's Hugo Chávez "relies on his loyal people"
Maduro remarked that "the very first 40-45 days, the day of the surgery, and the following days were been quite difficult" for the Venezuelan leader, who has been following a highly complex treatment.
The vice-minister reaffirmed that the Venezuelan head of state has issued orders even though he is convalescent. According to Maduro, the tracheal cannula Chávez is using does not prevent the leader from communicating. He also stressed that in Venezuela there is a legitimate Government led by Chávez.
Maduro underscored there are certain aspects that allow the president to continue to be in command: firstly, his condition of "legitimate leader of the revolution;" secondly, the fact that he is surrounded by "a group of men and women subordinated to his leadership;" and, finally, that the president "relies on his loyal people."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.