Pro-Chávez rally held in Venezuela
Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean attended the event in support of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez
Addressing Chávez's supporters, Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo said, "I am confident that our comrade Hugo is the person most interested in being here, but who says he is not here? He is in every woman, peasant..."
For his part, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said, on behalf of oil alliance Petrocaribe and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), that Venezuela may rely on a true friend, Dominica.
Likewise, senior officials representing Argentina and Haiti addressed supporters to express their support to Hugo Chávez's Government.
Similarly, St. Vincent & The Grenadines Prime Minister Raph Gonsalves extolled the Venezuelan people's "discipline" and the "support" expressed to President Chávez.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.