Opposition leader Capriles welcomes Chávez back in Venezuela
"May President (Hugo Chávez's) return translate into (Vice-President Nicolás) Maduro and the ministers getting their work started; there are thousands of problems to be solved," said Henrique Capriles, the governor of Miranda state, on his Twitter account
"Good morning, (I am) reading the news that the President (Chávez) has returned. Welcome back to Venezuela. I hope his return brings common sense to his gov't," said Capriles through the social network Twitter.
Capriles, who lost the presidential election to Chávez on October 7, said: "May President (Chávez's) return translate into (Vice-President Nicolás) Maduro and the ministers getting their work started; there are thousands of problems to be solved.
"Hopefully, the return of the president will be final and lead to the immediate end of the #redpackage," added Capriles, referring to the government's decision to devalue the Venezuelan bolivar by 32% against the US dollar, Efe reported.
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.