Ecuador's Correa: The revolutionary process in our America must continue
After asserting that Hugo Chávez's absence from the Venezuelan Government would be a "severe blow to Latin America," Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said, "no one should be indispensable"
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Correa said that if Chávez "cannot act," it would be a "severe blow to Latin America," according to a statement released by the Ecuadorian Government's electronic newspaper, reported AFP.
However, he said, "We are all necessary, but nobody should be indispensable, and the revolutionary process in our America should continue."
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.