Senior official: Chávez will undergo a new treatment upon lab results
In an interview held on TV, Venezuela's Communication and Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said that the Spanish newspaper El País has been for long conducting a systematic campaign against President Hugo Chávez. "El País' style manual has been thrown to the trash can," the minister admonished
The minister stated that the head of state's health condition is "favorable," yet "we do not want to jump into false speculations concerning the president's return."
Referring to the recent scandal arising from a fake image of President Hugo Chávez released by Spanish newspaper El País, Villegas underscored that the Spanish journal has been engaged for long in a systematic campaign against the Venezuelan president, and added that El País' "style manual has been thrown to the trash can."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.