Bolivian President voices support to Venezuelan counterpart
"Mr. President (Chávez), in such a difficult time...good luck! May you get great strength for the sake of the Great Homeland," Bolivian President Evo Morales said from Spain
"On behalf of the Bolivian people, we would like to express our support, our admiration, our respect, and love to the fraternal president. We are and we will always be here with you, Mr. President and Venezuelan people," Morales said in a message disseminated by the public media, AFP cited.
"Hugo Chávez has won so many ideological and economic battles. He has won elections, and he made it through in the first stage of the battle for life. This time, he will pull off victory again, as well as he has done it so many times before," Morales, Chávez's ideology peer, remarked.
"Mr. President (Chávez), in such a difficult time...good luck! May you get great strength for the sake of the Great Homeland," Morales concluded.
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.