Congress speaker: We hope Chávez gets back soon
Venezuelan Congress's Speaker Diosdado Cabello has informed that the reinforcement of the security measures to protect him and the vice-president were ordered by President Hugo Chávez
The Congress's speaker also disclosed that he would be travelling to Havana, Cuba, again this week. He underscored that the Government has "duly" informed about the president's health condition.
Referring to the alleged assassination plot against him and Vice-President Nicolás Maduro, Cabello stressed, "Our security was reinforced, even against our wills (...) but they (the actions) were taken upon the president's immediate orders."
"We will conduct the relevant investigation and get to any consequences. I hope we can get our hands on the culprit (...) there are some pieces of evidence, actions, and testimonies that prove what has been done," Cabello said.
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.