Communication Ministry: Venezuelan President Chávez is slightly better
In a message broadcasted nationwide, Venezuela's Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas said on Monday that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is strictly taking complete rest as the medical team suggested. The leader sent his merry Christmas to the Venezuelan population, especially to the children
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"The patient's condition is slightly better. He has shown a progressive recovery. The president has been in contact with his relatives. He has also been checking the results of December 16 (gubernatorial election), and he has been constantly informed about the country's political, economic, and social situation," reads the statement broadcasted under the instructions of Vice-President Nicolás Maduro.
Villegas stated that the president "is very pleased at the completion of the 200,000 new homes that were built this year by the Great Mission Housing Venezuela."
Villegas commented that the leader of the so-called revolution asked to send his merry Christmas to the Venezuelan population, "especially to the children, the heirs of the new homeland, currently under construction."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.