Venezuela's VP: We work under the premise of Chávez's recovery
The Venezuelan vice-president said that President Hugo Chávez "is the commander of thousand victories and miracles"
Maduro recalled that the Venezuelan president underwent a "difficult and complex" surgery with bleeding; "fortunately, one of the best medical staffs in the world" is taking care of the president.
According to Maduro, the Venezuelan Head of State "has been gaining ground in his recovery" as days go by. "This is the commander of the thousand victories and miracles," he underscored. The vice-president additionally explained that authorities are working under the premise of Chávez's "full recovery."
"There is no need for speculations. On the contrary, it is important to continue walking the path of truth, and move forward," the vice-president warned. Chávez "has publicly given clear instructions for any scenario," Maduro remarked.
Maduro added that Venezuelans demonstrated their love for Chávez in the gubernatorial election held on December 16.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.