VP: Chávez is going through a slow recovery process
Nicolás Maduro said Venezuelan people are "ready to face difficulties, whatever it is." "None of us is Chávez, but we all together are Chávez, if we are united." He reckoned that only unity would help "tame the rabid monster of the right wing"
Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro said Friday that President Hugo Chávez is going through a "slow" recovery process and that he is "in a battle, clinging to Christ." He recalled that in recent days he was in Havana, Cuba, where he met with the Venezuelan president.
Maduro said the Venezuelan people are "ready to face difficulties, whatever it is." "None of us is Chávez, but we all together are Chávez, if we are united."
In this regard, he said that "everything this Government does is for the aggrandizement of the fatherland." He noted that every year, more "room for happiness" is made in Venezuela.
On the other hand, he reckoned that only unity would help "tame the rabid monster of the right wing," which he termed "pro-imperialist, neoliberal and pro-privatization", and "deeply corrupt."
A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.