Latam governments wish President Chávez getting well soon
Presidents and senior government authorities from all Latin America jump in solidarity with the Venezuelan leader
High ranking officers from several Latin American governments wished Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez getting well soon after his fourth surgery due to a cancer in the pelvic area. In the meantime, in Venezuela, additional official news was awaited as to his health condition. Beginning on Tuesday, the Venezuelan government released a couple of communiqués, as cited by news agencies.
In Montevideo, Uruguay's President José "Pepe" Mujica asked "some friends" to host a mass for anyone wanting to pray for the health of the Venezuelan Head of State, DPA reported.
The Panamanian government also wished President Chávez "prompt recovery and happy return" to his country of origin, Efe quoted.
For his part, Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration Ricardo Patiño tweeted: "I wish you a prompt, successful recovery, my friend."
Bolivia's Lower House endorsed a resolution to voice solidarity with the Venezuelan people and best wishes for the president's quick recovery.
Chávez underwent surgery on Tuesday in Cuba, for the fourth time in a year and a half because of cancer.
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.