Putin wishes Hugo Chávez a speedy recovery from his illness
Vladimir Putin wished strength and resistance to President Hugo Chávez to overcome his illness and "take the helm again"
Putin wished strength and resistance to the ailing Venezuelan president to overcome his illness and "take the helm again," so that under his command the Bolivarian Republic "may continue on the path towards development," said the Kremlin in a statement released by news agency Interfax.
Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro reported from Havana that the health of the Bolivarian leader "remains delicate" following further "complications" arising after the operation that Chávez underwent on December 11 due to the recurrence of cancer, informed EFE.
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.