Defense: Sebin doctor prevents Simonovis' testing
Attorney José Luis Tamayo lamented that as soon as ex-police chief Iván Simonovis was admitted to hospital, some irregularities arose concerning testing
Tamayo lamented that as soon as ex-police chief Iván Simonovis was admitted to hospital, some irregularities arose concerning testing.
"A Sebin doctor, apparently appointed as ordered by the Sebin director instead of the First Execution Court in Aragua state, has dedicated to systematically torpedo Simonovis' examination," the lawyer pointed out.
Interestingly, the Sebin doctor "hampers precisely the tests that are the result of the findings" of the disease suffered by the former security secretary at Caracas Mayoralty.
"For instance, his treating doctor found a problem in a kidney that required an additional test; the Sebin doctor arbitrarily opposes it, by arguing that the court did not order such study."
Commissioner Simonovis was admitted to hospital last Monday to complete pending tests since September 2011. By that time, the tests found severe osteoporosis, five hernias, two broken disks on his spinal cord and carpal tunnel syndrome.
"Cocoa is to Venezuelans what wine is to the French," says Alejandro Prosperi, head of the Venezuelan Chamber of Cocoa, using this simile to express the paramount importance or the cocoa industry for the country. Often times heralded as "the best cocoa in the world," a passion for quality dating back to the sixteenth century has made Venezuelan cocoa growers to enjoy high prestige at international level and their product to be among the most sought-after in the world.