US proposes holding election "if Chávez is unable to rule"
"We took note of the return of President Chávez to Venezuela and we reaffirm our best wishes for his recovery," the source added.
"Long standing practices in the hemisphere provide for fair and free elections, as well as open and balanced access to the press, which is of the essence for democracy," the US official stated.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."