Communication minister: Chávez's recovery has been slow yet steady
Venezuelan Communication and Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said President Hugo Chávez talked to his relatives, and through Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza greeted the Venezuelan people
Villegas added that despite the bleeding occurred during surgery, which took place in Havana on December 11, Chávez "has responded favorably." He added that the recovery has been "slow yet steady."
The official stressed that the Venezuelan president communicated with his relatives, and through Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza greeted the Venezuelan people.
Similarly, Villegas expressed gratitude to the Cuban people and government for hosting the Venezuelan Head of State. He also invited people to keep on showing solidarity with the Venezuelan president.
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.