Correa: Chávez is an "icon of revolution"
"All of us are necessary, yet nobody is nonexpendable," the Ecuadorian president said
In an exclusive interview with South American TV network Telesur the day after his landslide victory, Correa urged Chávez to take care of his health and focus on his recovery, Efe quoted.
"We, Venezuela, Latin America, need you," Correa address himself to Chávez. The Venezuelan Head of State returned to his country after spending two months in Cuba, where he underwent surgery for his cancer last December 11. Chávez was admitted to Caracas military hospital on Monday.
"All of us are necessary, yet nobody is nonexpendable," the Ecuadorian president said. Immediately after, he claimed to admire Chávez, regarded by him as "an icon of the revolution and change in Venezuela and Latin America."
Correa wished his counterpart "getting well as soon as possible."
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.