Bolivian President voices support to Venezuelan counterpart
"Mr. President (Chávez), in such a difficult time...good luck! May you get great strength for the sake of the Great Homeland," Bolivian President Evo Morales said from Spain
"On behalf of the Bolivian people, we would like to express our support, our admiration, our respect, and love to the fraternal president. We are and we will always be here with you, Mr. President and Venezuelan people," Morales said in a message disseminated by the public media, AFP cited.
"Hugo Chávez has won so many ideological and economic battles. He has won elections, and he made it through in the first stage of the battle for life. This time, he will pull off victory again, as well as he has done it so many times before," Morales, Chávez's ideology peer, remarked.
"Mr. President (Chávez), in such a difficult time...good luck! May you get great strength for the sake of the Great Homeland," Morales concluded.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.