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 HRW endorsed the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' call on Venezuela to release Leopoldo López.
LOPEZ CASE Without giving many details, Venezuelan Congress' Speaker Diosdado Cabello has claimed he saved opposition leader Leopoldo López's life, adding that there were no negotiations whatsoever days before the dissenter turned himself in to the Bolivarian National Guard earlier this year. "He (López) knew it (information about his possible assassination), too. Why did he turn himself in? He and his family were aware of that," said the legislator in an interview with daily newspaper El Universal.
HUMAN RIGHTS The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, expressed serious concern on Monday at the continued detention of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, as well as more than 69 other people who were arrested in the context of public protests that took place across Venezuela over several months starting in February this year.