CHÁVEZ'S HEALTH | After his fourth cancer surgery
Latam governments wish President Chávez getting well soon
Presidents and senior government authorities from all Latin America jump in solidarity with the Venezuelan leader
In and out of Venezuela, prayer is another token of support (File: AP)
Wednesday December 12, 2012 12:36 PM
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 Patińo 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.
Eleven years have elapsed since the Santa Rita "hacienda", or rural estate, in the Obispo municipality of Barinas state (in southwest Venezuela), was first invaded.
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