Ecuador's FM jumps in solidarity with President Chavez
"We expect the operation to be performed on our friend President Hugo Chávez in Cuba will be successful, so that he can get well and healthy soon"
Ecuador's Minister of Foreign Affarrs Ricardo Patiño expressed on Sunday solidarity with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and trust in a successful operation in Cuba.
"Our supportive, immense embrace shall go to President Hugo Chávez, as he will have to undergo a new operation in Cuba," Patiño tweeted, as quoted by Efe.
He reported as well on a conversation held with Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro and gave "greetings from thousand Ecuadorians to President Chávez."
"We expect the operation to be performed on our friend, President Hugo Chávez in Cuba will be successful, so that he can get well and healthy soon," the senior officer added.
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.