Castro: Doctors fight with optimism for Chávez's recovery
"All of us are moved by the absence of the president elected by over eight million Venezuelans," Fidel Castro told Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro in a letter
According to ex Cuban leader Fidel Castro, treating doctors of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, operated again last Tuesday, are fighting "with optimism" for the president's recovery, Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro read out from a letter forwarded to him on Saturday.
"The name of Hugo Chávez is much admired and respected around the world; everyone, including many of his dissenters, wishes him getting well soon. Doctors fight with optimism for such purpose," reads the letter, Efe quoted.
"We are all moved" by Chávez's absence in the celebration of the eight anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), Castro noted.
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.