Ecuador's Correa: President Chávez is going through a hard treatment
Although the Ecuadorian head of state refused to forecast any scenario without Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, he stated that in the event that Chávez fails to resume office, "Vice-President (Nicolás) Maduro is absolutely capable" of taking his place
Chávez came back to Venezuela on Monday after being convalescent in Cuba for more than two months. The leader has not been seen in public, except in a few pictures published last Friday, since he left for Cuba last December to have his fourth cancer surgery.
On Wednesday, Correa revealed that he spoke with Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro in order to coordinate a visit to Venezuela in the coming days.
Although the Ecuadorian head of state refused to forecast any scenario without Chávez, he stated that in the event that Chávez fails to resume office, "Vice-President (Nicolás) Maduro is absolutely capable" to take his place.
A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.