VP Maduro: Chávez post-operative stage to be "complex, tough"
The operation performed on President Hugo Chávez on Tuesday was "complex, difficult, delicate"
"We assessed the operation and would like to tell Venezuelans that the operation Tuesday was actually a complex, difficult, delicate operation, which means that the post-operative stage will be also a complex and tough process," he said, in company with Minister of Energy and Petroleum Rafael Ramírez and Congress Speaker Diosdado Cabello.
The top officer explained that both Ramírez and Cabello came back early on Wednesday (3:00 a.m.) from Havana and they talked "until dawn was breaking" about the surgery.
Maduro is certain that "the objectiveness that should make us deal with this situation" is a characteristic feature in the contacts between the Executive Office and the president's treating doctors.
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.