VP Maduro underlines Chávez's improvement
The inauguration of Portuguesa state governor Wilmar Castro Soteldo was good for Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás to delve into the health condition of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez
One more time, Venezuela's Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro reported on Saturday evening on the health condition of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. "Our comrade (Solicitor General) Cilia Flores just came back (fro m Cuba) and personally checked the favorable conditions (of President Chávez). Day after day, our commander is regaining strength, all his conditions."
Flores, as stated by Maduro, returned from Havana and briefed on the Venezuelan leader.
During his speech following the sworn-in ceremony of pro-government Wilmar Castro Soteldo as the new governor of Portuguesa state. Maduro called upon unity of "revolutionary political and social forces."
Chávez, he said, should "continue his process toward stabilization." Concomitantly, government authorities "work to defend the Venezuelan people," state-run news agency Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (AVN) cited.
"We are the soldiers of Hugo Chávez, the commander of the liberating and socialist revolution of the 21st Century" Maduro exulted.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.