Communication Minister: Chávez is in "progressive, favorable" recovery
Ernesto Villegas disclosed that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez developed bleeding during the surgery
Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas read out in obligatory simultaneous broadcast a press release from the national government with regard to President Hugo Chávez's health condition. The Venezuelan leader underwent an operation in Cuba to counter his cancer.
President Chávez is in "progressive, favorable recovery." However, "a prudential time due to the complex surgery" will be needed, Villegas spelled out.
The minister added that during the surgery, the Head of State suffered from bleeding, which was timely controlled with corrective measures.
The president, he broke down, should follow specific treatments "for his health full recovery."
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.