Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez will arrive in Nicaragua "in the next few days" to sign agreements with his counterpart Daniel Ortega, an official source in Managua reported on Friday.
Antonio Contreras, the Venezuelan Vice President of the food joint venture Alba Alimentos de Nicaragua (Albalinisa), confirmed the rumors about the visit of the Venezuelan leader, but he did not specify the day of his arrival in the Central American country.
President Chávez "will visit Nicaragua in the next few days to sign several bilateral agreements," the official told the local TV station Channel 23.
Local media had speculated about a possible visit of President Chávez this weekend to attend the inauguration ceremony of Avenue Augusto C. Sandino, in former downtown Managua, DPA reported.
LOPEZ CASE The Venezuelan mission at the United Nations in Geneva has sent a notice to the Office of United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR) labeling as "unreasonable" the latter's petition to release Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López.
HUMAN RIGHTS Spanish President Mariano Rajoy and Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, gathered on Wednesday in Madrid. At the meeting, Rajoy expressed his concerns about the detention of the dissenter, whose immediate release was requested by the United Nations in a resolution issued recently.
LOPEZ'S CASE Lilian Tintori, the wife of detained opposition leader Leopoldo López, asserted on Tuesday that "justice is militarized in Venezuela," because the Venezuelan government "has not observed" the resolution issued by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations (UN) asking for the release of her husband.