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."
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."