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.
Around 1.5 million Venezuelans have decided to emigrate in search of a better future for their families. The figure accounts to between 4% and 6% of the overall population. Approximately 88% of these expatriates have made up their mind to emigrate over the last 15 years.